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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Whitworth wrenches by Sears?

My gracious wife found me a partial set of Whitworth wrenches at GoodWill.
They are Craftsman brand so they were sold by Sears.
It is an incomplete set but then again, my Triumph 650 is a curious mix of Whitworth, SAE, and zip ties.
I have, 9/16, 1/2, 3/8, 7/16, 5/16, 1/4.
What am I missing?
What do the markings on the wrenches mean? Is it the size of the bolt hole?
Perhaps I will go eat a tomatoe.

20 comments:

  1. Vise grips and crescent wrench. ?

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    1. You never had a British car, tractor, or motorcycle?

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  3. I think the full set is: 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16.
    So 3/16 & 1/8

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    1. Well I'm a wee bit shy of a full set then?
      I think I've been told that before...

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    2. "Bits come in another package."

      (Monty Python)

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    3. I wish to complain about this Norwegian Blue tractor what I purchased not 'alf a year ago from some lads in Missouri...

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    4. Uncle once tried to sell Leyland tractors. I'm not sure the one new tractor he had on the lot ever sold. 'Twas there tot much of my childhood.

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    5. Not sold. Still in the spare parts repository? Could have been worse. Dealer near here had a nice row of shiny new Belarus tractors. Had them for a really long time.

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  4. Henceforth when all goes awry you can ask "Who threw a spanner in the works?"

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    1. I suppose I shall henceforth refer to my wrenches as spanners.

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    2. Pomme d'amours are now tomahtoes, libations shall not be quaffed without a raised pinky.

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  5. Or a "monkey wrench". Actually spelled Monche.

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    1. And a hammer. So it was a Monche wrench that they were using in 20,000 leagues under the sea?

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    2. If your wrenches are spanners then the proper term for the monkey wrench is gas grips or coach wrench.

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  6. Add pump pliers, an 8" pair of Cee-Tee's, duct tape, baling wire and a thermos and you've pretty much got the kit. Five gallon pail to lug it in and sit on.

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  7. He already has that kit. Have you looked in the back of his truck?

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  8. You never know what you'll find at flea markets, thrift shops, the salvation army store, and pawn shops. I have picked up a lot of good gear over the years at places like that. An incomplete set of tools is better than none at all, and you will probably find the missing parts someday by chance.

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    1. You often find lessor known brands for really good prices. It is rare to find Proto tools but SK or Craftsman or P&C often show up. SK and Craftsman have lifetime replacement if damaged.

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