Old tools you still use

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  1. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    The thread on looking for quality tools that don't break the bank got me thinking about old tools that I still have.

    Probably my favorite is a very old speed handle that was my grandfather's. The brand is "Truth" (I think) and it looks kind of like this, though this is a photo from the interwebz:

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    Picture is mainly just to show what I am talking about.

    This thing is still great for removing wheel lugs once you break them loose.

    So Okie Corralers what old tools do you still pull out and use from time to time? And for God's sake keep it PG, you bunch of degenerates!! :rofl:
     
  2. aircarver

    aircarver Descent Terminated Silver Member

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    I'm still using some of my grandfather's and father's tools (Mostly old Craftsman ...) from when my grandfather had a Cadillac - LaSalle dealership.

    I also have a set of German-made Deitzgen drafting tools from my grandfather .... I used them in the waaay early days of my engineering career ... until CAD obsoleted using drawing tools on paper ..... :shocked:

    Super 754 Remington chainsaw from 1965 ... Still runs great ....
     
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  3. mhambi

    mhambi κολασμένος

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    I have a carpenter's square and chalk line that my father used when he was a young man.

    And an ax head that was his father's. That thing has been through quite a few handles.
     
  4. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Aforementioned SK socket set. That's it. Everything else, I acquired myself.

    My grandfather could never afford good tools. My father never invested in them. . . and he's still alive to use them. I can't see taking anything from his stash when he eventually passes.


    My wife's grandfather was some sort of engineer. He also did rock hounding and survey work and the like for some old timey mining/manf company. (Long since swallowed and renamed. I can't place the name right now.) She's probably got 2-3 of his precision instruments in her studio somewhere. Not to use but to cherish.
     
  5. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    I've got a few hammers like that.

    Can you even buy hammer handles anymore?
     
  6. eagle359

    eagle359 Glock Fanboi

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    I have this old tool. Had it for over 65 years. Use to be a Rigid Tool-now not so much.
     
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  7. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    It's from the 60s, still my go-to drill, has enough torque to break your wrist. Nice trigger too.:supergrin:
     
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    First shot

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    I've got a bunch, too numerous to mention all. My favorite's are a Milwaukee, all metal worm drive saw from the late 60's, a Craftsman jig saw that has the scroller handle for tight turns, and my little 14 inch Echo chain saw from the early 70's. Old tools are cool till they don't work anymore. Then to most people they're just junk. Almost forgot, I've got one of those big Yankee screwdrivers, that cordless drills replaced. Progress. First shot.
     
  9. SC Tiger

    SC Tiger As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

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    My grandfather had several "yankee drills" - we called them push drills. I have no idea where they went but I would love to have one. Might be time to cruise Ebay.
     
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    SC Tiger. I've seen some at flea markets. They're over priced, but you can always negotiate. First shot.
     
  11. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Hey - didn't they use that thing to escape from Alcatraz????
     
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    And why do you still have your receipts from 2000?! :rofl:
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Wemt looking for a sickle, like my grandparents always had around, a coupl,e of weeks ago. They are surprisingly hard to find.
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    OGW SAF

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    I've got that very same unit hanging in my garage. I also have a scythe.
     
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    An old anvil. It has no markings and was very well used when I got it almost twenty years ago. HH
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    I still use my Dad's old Yankee Drill. No, you can't have it. tom. :tongueout:
     
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    fiasconva Standing my ground...

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    They were called Yankee Screwdriver's around here. I've seen a few but a great place to find them is at estate sales. A lot of people have no idea what they are and just want to get rid of them
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    Some are screw drivers and some are drills Same type actions. tom.
     
  19. All Pro Sports Hero

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    I still use a 31 year old Swiss Army knife.
     
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    deputy tom Gringo Viejo

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    Good post. Mine is 39 years old and still GTG. Gotta love the Swiss. tom. :thumbsup:
     
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