Hand Tools

Weaver Degree Alignment Plates

I thought you guys would get a kick out of the above… Essentially, they are 1940’s era degree alignment plates made by Weaver. My buddy found them at an abandoned sign shop of all places and they are now hard at work in his hot rod shop.

I love stuff like this.

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01 DIMENSIONING DEVICE

This is one of those ideas that could really change the workflow of a lot of people. It’s a measuring device that is sort of in the infancy of its development, but already shows amazing potential.

Details here.

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Vintage Craftsman Ratchet

“Tooling” around on Google and stumbled upon the above ratchet… and fell in love. Anyone know anything about this one? I’m no vintage Craftsman expert at all, but I’ve never seen one with such a grip. Homemade maybe?

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Who The Hell Is PowerTorque Tools?

So I’m in my local O’Reilly Auto Parts store and while waiting on the incompetent parts guy to look up the irrelevant year, make, and model of a part that I was looking for, I peeped something on the “impulse buy” rack that shocked me. A company selling tools under the name of “PowerTorque” had apparently ripped off my great uncle’s wrench design and are now hocking them at O’Reilly.

Check it out.

Rad Chinese made tool, right? Now, dig on the patent my family filed in 1915.

What’s old is now new again… Bastards.

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Your Favorite Hammer

I’ve got nothing for ya today… Absolutely nothing… Well, nothing other than my favorite hammer. Hammers are one of those things that you just bond with – you know? They are very tactile and by definition, simply purposeful. I just love hammers…

Anyway, the ball peen job above is my favorite. I’ve had it for probably 20 years and don’t remember where I got it or who made it. It’s marked with a “Made in the USA” stamp, but that’s it for identifying marks. And yeah, I’ve replaced the handle once. The head is still OG…

But this all got me thinking – we need a thread full of hammers and nothing but hammers. So, post your favorite.

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