Thanks Cody. I had no idea what that weird shape knife would be use for. !!!!!cody6268 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 20, 2023 11:03 pm Nice group!
The weird little knife is designed to be used when putting up old-style wallpaper. I have a Russell around here, somewhere. I guess like many trade knife styles, it was superseded by the box cutter/utility knife.
I wasn't allowed to use power tools until well into my teens, and was given a Millers' Falls 2-A when I was 10. Still use it regularly. Even though that model was a budget version with a zinc alloy frame, it's still going strong after nearly 60 years.
I still use a 133H regularly. I find the push motion is a little bit easier to control--especially when I'm up on a step stool holding what I'm putting up in one hand and trying to put the screw in with the other. It weighs little more than a standard bit-holding screwdriver, yet is faster than a ratcheting model.
You can buy an adapter that allows it to take standard 1/4 bits. I've regularly misplaced the handful of bits mine came with, and this allows me to retire them. Be sure to pick the right size. I didn't realize that Yankees came in several sizes, with the 133H being the smallest with a 7/32 shaft.
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In fact, I just got mine out to hang the mount to a Shop Vac in my room (the Shark with a hose I used to use broke, the current vacuum is terrible when using the hose, and this one was like $30 at Walmart). Had to pull the old screw out of a wall anchor, and drill a new hole for it. The downward pressure provided by the Yankee allowed me to yank the old screw out without the anchor spinning.
Thanks Joe. I can attest to the fact that they are sharp! I was putting a coat of Johnson's paste wax on them this afternoon, and was on the very last one, the little 1/4" one. I was buffing the handle when the blade got away from me and I stabbed myself pretty good in between my fingers. Bled like a stuck pig. The wife patched me up, but it's kind of an awkward place to get a bandage to stick.
I'm not sure I'm buying that story ... Could the truth really be that some other type of altercation took place and then a convenient cover story was used to cover up the facts of the altercation? .... The truth is out there!
I knew it! You can't fool this 'Ol Dog I was sure you were putting some of those "Cool 'Ol Tools" to deadly use!
These look like they'd be handy as pocket pliers. I usually keep a pair of Knipex 125mm Cobras on me for heavier chores, and they seem like a modern equivalent, as they are smaller, yet open up wider than the littlest Channellocks. I can get my Cobras around a garden hose to loosen or tighten it.edgy46 wrote: ↑Mon Sep 25, 2023 12:52 pm Found this pair of waterpump pliers, or as my Father called them (knuckle busters). This type of pliers were a forerunner of channel lock pliers. They were adjustable, but would slip when worn thus my Dad’s name for them. This pair must have been the economy level. Stamped from 3/32 sheet steel. I bought them for the stamp. Near new condition.