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Blmpkn

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Bought a "Vintage" 8 lb drop forged sledge hammer head off of ebucks.

No more of those cast Chinese versions. Had one shed shrapnel on me.

Also bought a new gorgeous 36" hickory handle for the sledge hammer head also off of ebucks. I still prefer this to fiberglass handles. They just feel right.
 

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I bought a c-clamp type valve spring compressor to rebuild a Dirtbike head. It deformed and the c opened up so it wouldn’t work. The keepers were really stuck on there and the spring holders couldn’t rotate. A few modifications and it was able to break things loose.

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Bought a "Vintage" 8 lb drop forged sledge hammer head off of ebucks.
No more of those cast Chinese versions. Had one shed shrapnel on me.
Also bought a new gorgeous 36" hickory handle for the sledge hammer head also off of ebucks. I still prefer this to fiberglass handles. They just feel right.
The older I get, the more I appreciate used\vintage tools & equipment;
seem to be always be heavier\sturdier\simpler & more maintainable than new.
Plus I enjoy the time cleaning\rebuilding & giving them a 2nd or 3rd life.
Always interesting to take something apart & discover small ingenuities.
 
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Angry Possum

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N/A
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😂 at " Hazard Fraught"

I have no complaints with them yet, I actually like most of there tools. You definitely save some bucks with that Hazard Fraught.

Electric Ratchet Kit. It works very well for a Chinese Tool. I have used it multiple times already. I bought my future son in law one also. He loves it. Comes with 2 battery's and a decent battery charger. When I got this last year it was about $60 or so, it's now $90.
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Rick W

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Sometimes we get lucky.

I have a Dewalt 3/8” 20v impact wrench that’s terrific. Haven’t used the air impact in 2-3 years. When I was doing the 87 drag link, I used it with a 3/8x1/2 adapter. I’m sure like a lot of you guys, especially the guys my vintage, you’ve got a suitcase full of spare sockets and adapters like me. This was my one and only.

Just by chance, I dropped the adapter in a driveway crack and it landed female up. When was the last time you looked in the back of one of your sockets or adapters? I have had the Dewalt for two or three years, but I’ve had this adapter for two or three decades.

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It wasn’t impact rated, and I think 90% of the time I used it, I used it with the impact drivers. So I stopped in the very convenient auto store around the corner, grabbed one, and when I got to the checkout counter, they wanted $18. I passed.

I went on eBay, and bought a two pack that were impact rated for $13 including shipping.

After I ordered them, just for grins, I just googled it to see what was available locally. NAPA/genuine parts had them (not impact) on sale for $3.03.

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So now my kids will inherit three of them.
 

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I've always considered myself "lucky" when my favorite "adaptor lands female end up in the crack in the driveway" !!! :bye:
 

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Just bought this one off Amazon, I have a regular off brand from Amazon as well that has been good. I also had a craftsman one that I just sold. I wanted one of these because the other ones can't reach much because of the battery and bulkyness.
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My black Friday buy finally showed up. Definitely did not "need" this since at least 3-4 people I know have tubing benders but it would be awful convenient to have my own. I will be building a roll cage for my stubby Explorer and other stuff for it too. Easier to build at my house rather than haul materials & vehicles to my friends places and hog up their shop space indefinitely.

Figured I'd give Swag a try, everything I've got from them in the past has been top notch. I can use the air/hydraulic cylinder on my cherry picker for this. I looked at a few other brands but they all needed an adapter to use a cherry picker cylinder, otherwise you are stuck with bending by hand or spending quite a bit of money on a hydraulic ram and pump.

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