Author Topic: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)  (Read 198 times)

Offline coolmercury

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Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« on: May 14, 2019, 03:19:36 PM »
Picked this up at auction Saturday for $20.00 and only one socket is incorrect and I have it.  Note the short extensions are under the long extension and the blow mold case shows that is correct.

Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2019, 03:58:21 PM »
Saw one of these sets on the bay recently for crazy money but man I wanted it.

Helluva steel for $20 and is full of capability if you plan to use it.

The permanex cases replaced these some time in the 70's so I'd guess late 60's early 70's or so.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2019, 04:02:19 PM by hickory n Steel »

Offline Davethorik

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2019, 05:37:32 PM »
I would have paid $20 too and I'm not even a big Craftsman fan. Nice grab!

Offline bonneyman

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2019, 07:46:04 PM »
I would have paid $20 too and I'm not even a big Craftsman fan. Nice grab!

Agreed! Very nice snag. :)

Offline ken w.

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2019, 08:39:53 PM »
That is a nice set.

Offline geneg

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2019, 08:51:52 PM »
I paid $49.99 for the same set at Sears in 1972 or 1973.  It was on sale.  Many small engines & bicycles got better because of it.  It is still in the top drawer of my grey & red Craftsman base.  I don't think I ever broke a socket.  A couple of the screwdriver bit inserts were replaced over the years, but the socket parts are still original.  The empty rectangle in the center held the set of 5 socket magnets & an Allen wrench for the insert bit set screws.  The last set on  ebay sold for $145 + shipping.  All in all you got a fantastic deal!!!

Offline slip knot

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2019, 09:00:43 PM »
Wow!! what a deal.

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 10:09:05 PM »
Cool,

Nice score.  You got the good shit in that set... no fillers :-\
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Offline fatfillup

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2019, 04:45:35 AM »
I agree, great score and darn handy

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2019, 01:07:38 PM »
Nice score!

Offline coolmercury

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 03:35:07 PM »
Thanks geneg, I have those items so will add them to the box.

Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 05:09:28 PM »
Thanks geneg, I have those items so will add them to the box.
Even better to get for a steel and happen to have what it's missing.

The deal becomes less sweet with every thing you've got to buy to complete it.

Offline skfarmer

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 07:42:10 PM »
That is a cool set.
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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2019, 09:48:39 AM »
Forgot to mention,  there was also a sliding rod for the breaker bar.  Few ever used them & they are almost always missing.

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Re: Craftsman -v- 1/4" drive 40 piece socket set (1970's?)
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2019, 03:48:41 PM »
I have one around somewhere, where was it stored, in the tray??