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Offline 1930

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How to use a Crescent
« on: October 05, 2012, 11:33:11 AM »
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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 12:43:01 PM »
Common sense, even in 1924, sometimes wasn't common.
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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2012, 06:39:06 PM »
I was half expecting a 3 foot breaker bar and 10 pound sledge hammer!lol
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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 03:35:49 PM »
Great post! I have a lot of old, used the wrong way, crescents that have that tell-tale burr on the lip of the moveable jaw, and loose adjuster!
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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 04:33:11 PM »
Don't ya just love the animations on TV showing less than optimal use?

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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2012, 12:04:40 PM »
I have a Crestaloy adjustable with an arrow  imprinted on it showing the proper useage.


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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2012, 05:09:03 PM »
I have a Crestaloy adjustable with an arrow  imprinted on it showing the proper useage.
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Yep, it's right there on my Centennial Crescent. 

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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »
I was putting together some Crescent / Crestoloy wrenches to sell on the bay and noticed the arrow on another 8" Crescent wrench.
Dont know if this is a Centennial like Bransons, but noticed the handle is stouter than any other Crescents I have used/handled.
Nice thick handle, once you have picked up that one, the thins ones feel, less substantial.

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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2012, 04:27:40 PM »
Common sense, even in 1924, sometimes wasn't common.
Whats common sense to some is lost to others and what is common sense to others is lost to some
Always looking for what interests me, anything early Dodge Brothers/Graham Brothers trucks ( pre 1932 or so ) and slant six / Super six parts.

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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2012, 12:27:33 AM »
Common sense, even in 1924, sometimes wasn't common.

Thats pretty much what I was thinking.
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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 02:47:21 AM »
I was putting together some Crescent / Crestoloy wrenches to sell on the bay and noticed the arrow on another 8" Crescent wrench.
Dont know if this is a Centennial like Bransons, but noticed the handle is stouter than any other Crescents I have used/handled.
Nice thick handle, once you have picked up that one, the thins ones feel, less substantial.

Brian L.

Looks just like the Centennial with that beefy handle.  What's on the other side?   Mine says: The Original Since 1907.

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Re: How to use a Crescent
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2012, 05:43:33 AM »
Yes, that is what mine hason it. Great !  A Centenial Cresent !  Looks like I will keep that one.

Thanks

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