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Offline p_toad

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wrenches and pliers
« on: November 01, 2019, 12:32:07 PM »
found recently - interesting pieces and i love those channellocks with the smooth jaws.  i have a newer pair with the blue plastic on the handles.   will post some close-ups of the markings.

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2019, 12:33:41 PM »
close ups of the markings on the wrenches and pliers - didn't photograph the pat. dates, etc.

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2019, 12:34:25 PM »
and...the last one

Offline Bill Houghton

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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2019, 06:17:25 PM »
Love the end nippers with the Popeye "shoulders" - wonder what they do for the tool?

I've got one pipe wrench with the not-quite-45-degree offset to the jaws.  I'm not sure what benefit the offset provides, but it is a nice wrench.

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« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2019, 10:26:26 PM »
Crescent B F = Crescent Belt Fastener ( riveted splice joints for leather / balata drive belts )  == these have been in the MVWC Newsletter a couple of times over the years. Most of  the trade journal ads show the fastener plates and rivets - I have a 1930 hardware catalog that shows the nippers as well.

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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 03:26:53 PM »
Thanks for the extra into on those nippers.   I did a quick lookup but didn't find much.   Those offset pipe wrenches are nice when you don't have a clear shot at what you are trying to turn.   These two were in pretty good condition.

Offline lptools

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2019, 03:46:22 PM »
Hello, p_toad. Nice score on the tools!! I really like the the Crescent Pliers too, and the Lawsons are pretty neat!!!! Regards, Lou
Member of PHARTS-  Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2019, 04:42:32 PM »
The black and orange handled pliers by T&B are crimpers for crimp on wire terminals, fork, ring and spade style connectors.

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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2019, 07:37:04 PM »
The black and orange handled pliers by T&B are crimpers for crimp on wire terminals, fork, ring and spade style connectors.
And electrician grade at that.

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« Reply #9 on: November 02, 2019, 08:15:43 PM »
All nice tools.  Never seen smooth jaw Channellock type pliers.  I can imagine they would be practical on objects that would be damaged by jaw teeth. I have one of those T&B crimping plier/cutter, very good crimper and cutter, lots of leverage.
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Re: wrenches and pliers
« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2019, 07:36:17 AM »
I like those Lawson pipe wrenches, I have never seen them before.

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2019, 05:51:42 PM »
I have a pair of the Channel Lock smooth jaw pliers. I use them when working on plumbing fittings. They are kind to chrome plated plumbing fixtures and plastic plumbing fixtures.

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