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Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #570 on: April 01, 2021, 02:03:13 PM »
A little something from across the pond.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #571 on: April 01, 2021, 07:51:32 PM »

And as always I had to buy something American made as well.


The little Taiwanese " Reverse gear " bit ratchet is quite nice, the square / hex drive combo is nowhere near as nice.
No surprise,  it's made in China.
It's perfectly serviceable though,  the bit side just needed a clean and oiling because it was running rough.
I'm not in love with it, but it can come in handy at work.

The other one would be great for pocket carry too, so I'm not sure what I'll do yet.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #572 on: April 05, 2021, 12:36:19 PM »
Recent habitat buys.  S-K ratchet is so smooth, 1/2 inch.  The adjustable auger bit is Irwin, used maybe once, with the short blade.  Very nice steel tape measure, leatherette cover.  Craftsman push drill,  has a full set of bits,  the 1/4 set I got mainly for the box, ratchet is junk, $2 too much?  Dropped $11 for all.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #573 on: April 05, 2021, 03:43:15 PM »
Nope. The long handle sk 1/2 is a damn good ratchet.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #574 on: April 05, 2021, 06:07:40 PM »
Nope. The long handle sk 1/2 is a damn good ratchet.
He's talking anothe cheapo in the 1/4 set, it's definitely a junk WRIGHT style copy.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #575 on: April 05, 2021, 06:59:02 PM »
Doesn't matter. That sk by itself is an 11 dollar ratchet  all day long and twice on Sunday. ;)
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #576 on: April 05, 2021, 07:01:31 PM »
Doesn't matter. That sk by itself is an 11 dollar ratchet  all day long and twice on Sunday. ;)
I got one of those, a lot worse for wear than Johnís one  , awesome ratchet !!!!


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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #577 on: April 05, 2021, 10:02:40 PM »
Doesn't matter. That sk by itself is an 11 dollar ratchet  all day long and twice on Sunday. ;)
Absolutely.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #578 on: April 06, 2021, 09:51:57 PM »


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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #579 on: April 07, 2021, 10:31:56 PM »


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I love the #337, I have a pair from my grandfather that I use all the time and are still sharp enough to cut kite string.
I had a pair of the #437 and hated them, they don't have anywhere near the leverage these do.
I also recently got the little # E336 recently that I also quite like.

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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #580 on: April 08, 2021, 09:53:36 PM »
Bought this 102 woodsman,  gave my 2012 102 woodsman to my dad, and have a 2010 102 woodsman with a broken handle on the way with plans to do it up in stacked leather.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #581 on: April 09, 2021, 08:37:22 PM »


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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #582 on: April 09, 2021, 09:40:22 PM »
You have good taste in knives.

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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #583 on: April 10, 2021, 06:10:31 AM »
You have good taste in knives.

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I prefer carbon steel most of all, but I just love Buck and I like the finish they use on their blades.

They are the best company in the business in my opinion,  great service,  multigenerational family owned, they care and listen to their customers / fanbase, and they love to see and hear about knife stories.
I like how they pride themselves on being a tradition in many families too.

I have gifted more Buck knives than any other because I love them so much and their knives are always appreciated by whoever I gift them to.
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Re: Post all of your latest tool buys here
« Reply #584 on: April 10, 2021, 06:27:16 PM »
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