Author Topic: Hand cut alligator wrench jaws vs. manufactured ones  (Read 885 times)

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Offline Wrenchmensch

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Hand cut alligator wrench jaws vs. manufactured ones
« on: February 22, 2012, 01:16:10 PM »
Yes, there are variations in the teeth in the one-off handmade combination screw driver shown below (topmost of two), most notably in the height of the teeth. 

The idea of combining the alligator wrench with a screwdriver was a popular one 115 years ago. The little Roebling wrench, the Teddy Screwdriver, and the handmade tool all make this point. 

Does any American manufacturer offer this combination today?

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Re: Hand cut alligator wrench jaws vs. manufactured ones
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 03:26:12 PM »
That Roebling is a Freas Patent, originally by American Saw, which was bought by Roebling when they gave up their wrench business. That is Roebling of Brooklyn Bridge fame.
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