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Old 07-12-2012, 08:32 AM   #1
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Default Are Craftsman File and Tool Handles Still Available?

Are Craftsman File and Tool Handles Still Available?

I have been helping to clean out my grandfather's house and workshop for the last few months. It has been a treasure hunt with a lot of hunting and a little treasure. My grandfather is from the generation and social class that saved EVERYTHING! The best example was the shoe box full of rattle can lids.

My grandfather was also a faithful Craftsman handyman, if Craftsman made one, there was no reason to buy it anywhere else. Most of the tool that I have gotten from his workshop have not been out of the ordinary, a few beat up screwdrivers, a circular saw, and two very nice hand saws.

The items that I have been most interested in are the file handles that he had. I haven't seen any thing like them but they work well and I really like them. As far as I can tell, Sears is no longer selling anything like this, but are any company still making something like this? Has anybody every seen any thing like this recently?

The handles will accept a very wide range of file sizes and tang shapes as well as old square taper bits.







Any information is welcome.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:36 AM   #2
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General tools has one:




http://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-.../dp/B00004T7TG
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:39 AM   #3
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Check Epsteins. I remember people posting pics of their order with file handles in them.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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I don't know about craftsman but I do believe there is a company that makes tool handles similar to those.If I remember right Lee valley sells them.

My grandmother passed away 3 weeks ago.I am going to the old home place the first of August to help go through stuff.Her and my grandfather were the same way.They saved everything.I will be going through the stuff in my grandfathers old barn.I know for a fact he had a bunch of old tools and its no telling what else we will find.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:43 AM   #5
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You should be able to use handles from numerous companies. Don't throw those out. They look old.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:50 AM   #6
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I can sympathize. My dad's got cancer and me and my wife live with him. He is from that generation. my sister and niece came over to help my wife clean out some stuff in the 2 basement closets just to open up some space. Their treasure hunt yielded multiple random collections including a big black trash bag full of old egg cartons... Reckon he considered getting chickens and selling eggs at some point, idk.
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:55 AM   #7
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The handle Mickey O posted was also made with a craftsman logo. The older ones were wood, later some kind of durable synthetic material
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of the responses. I will probably be placing an order in to General Tool for at least one more handle... and a few other items. Once again GJ has cost an unsuspecting addict more of there hard earned money. I have no complaints though.

I will keep everyone posted if I come across any other interesting items when the workbench is moved latter in the fall.

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Old 07-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #9
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Nice to see a patent number on something.
It is pretty cool to look it up.

The patent number dates to 1949
Robert L Yoke Jr from Portland, Oregon

Patent 2479661
www.google.com/patents/US2479661
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:44 PM   #10
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Those are Speed Corp handles. Here's an EBAY auction of vintage ones at a very good price.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Three-USA-Ma...item2572d40e9e

The link to the wooden handle has been posted above and you can get them with plastic handles from McMaster Carr (Item#4255A12 on Page 2624).

They have a "chuck" similar to those on universal brace and bits that can grip a round, square, or hex shaft. Very useful to have one or two of them in the shop.

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