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Offline Davethorik

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Cornwell SR701
« on: April 06, 2019, 08:45:08 PM »
I bought a lot of tools off Craigslist for $30 to get this. 15" long industrial finish 1/2 rat.
Also included a steel box of misc. Chinese hex keys and a 14 pc. Husky sae/metric T-handle hex key set in carry case.

Guy had a bunch of stuff for sale but mostly beat to death looking contractor type tools, so when I saw the Darth Vader ratchet in one of his lots, my jaw dropped.

He said it was in a storage unit for a long time. It has a couple rust spots, mostly on the end of the drive and one spot on the handle. But is unused and functions great although I should probably peek inside "just in case".

The industrial finish on this is a deep, rich black gloss hence the Darth Vader comment. I've never seen a Corny industrial finish rat in person before, impressive. It *is* hard to photograph, sorry about the photos.

Offline goodfellow

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2019, 09:35:25 PM »
Beautiful -- they have a great appeal in that finish. Congrats!!

Offline Davethorik

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2019, 11:54:54 PM »
What I thought was interesting, I also have a Proto 5450XLBL 15" long black oxide rat. That ratchet has a textured surface all over. It isn't polished at all. The chrome models of that rat are polished. I'm guessing Cornwell polishes the bare steel forgings then has them black oxided.

Offline bmwrd0

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2019, 07:09:56 PM »
I have one of the standard 3/8 Cornwell rats in black oxide, and it has a textured finish. It also had a drive pin and not a ball detent, but I swapped that out to put it in my daily box.

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2019, 08:55:52 PM »
SWEET Dave!!!  :-\

These are my well used guys.

If it aint broke----fix it till it is-----there's nothing more permanent than a temporary fix.

Offline Davethorik

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2019, 04:33:14 PM »
Very nice! I'm not absolutely sure if I'll be using it very much, might take me a while to catch up to your patina level.  :))

This is my 3rd long 1/2 rat. Proto I mentioned and a Wright.
This is my 7th Cornwell the rest are chrome. I think if it would have been about any other brand, I would have passed. But it matches! (sort of)

Offline bonneyman

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2019, 09:11:26 PM »
Why do you call it the "Darth Vader" ratchet? Because of the black finish?

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Re: Cornwell SR701
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2019, 01:13:31 PM »
Yes lol