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Offline hickory n Steel

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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #30 on: June 22, 2021, 08:17:28 PM »
no but I have several firefighter buddies!
I wonder what they'd say if you showed it to 'em ?
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #31 on: July 04, 2021, 05:36:03 PM »
got these the other day

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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2021, 06:19:59 PM »
got these last week

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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2021, 03:50:59 PM »
got these last week
Interesting.
I didn't know they made a smal pair of the GL's.
I have a large pair that I've never been a fan of but maybe they would be better in this size.
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #34 on: September 17, 2021, 06:18:17 PM »
I just got these in a $5 handful at a yardsale.
Pre '86 nut construction,  the F&F is the same as my current #526 but they are thicker.
The condition is also about the same or a little better than my 5 year old pair too so that's good.


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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #35 on: September 17, 2021, 07:40:30 PM »
You usually don't find the plastic on the handles in good shape on a pair that old. Nice find.

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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2021, 09:36:42 PM »
You usually don't find the plastic on the handles in good shape on a pair that old. Nice find.
I know,  and they were in a bucket of other stuff too which makes it even more surprising.
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2021, 06:25:40 PM »
wow, very nice

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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2021, 10:55:13 AM »
wow, very nice
It would have been cooler if they were a model I've never tried before, but I wouldn't have bought them if I didn't have a use for 'em.
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2022, 01:56:18 PM »
Just got this decal in.

As far as the tools themselves goes, I currently have 28 pairs of their pliers & cutters , a full array of their screwdrivers, and a Camillus electricians knife with a Channellock blade etch.
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #40 on: November 18, 2022, 04:55:02 PM »
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #41 on: November 18, 2022, 08:34:05 PM »
You boys better hold on cause I'm gonna have to stand on it!

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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #42 on: November 18, 2022, 09:30:52 PM »


I really like those little Channies!
They've been pretty handy so far.
There's no teeth or texture of any kind inside the jaws, but that hasn't been a problem.

I'd like it if there were teeth, but really my only complaint is the spring but those are easy to just take out and toss.
I just don't like spring loaded pliers,  especially in precision situations.
Having to fight spring pressure just makes it more difficult to finagle whatever small thing I'm fiddling with.
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2022, 09:55:04 PM »
I've got one of those nifty knives in your pic. Never saw another anywhere else!
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Re: how many pairs of channellocks does a man really need?
« Reply #44 on: November 19, 2022, 03:58:55 PM »
I've got one of those nifty knives in your pic. Never saw another anywhere else!
If it's an original and not a copy, that would be a Christy knife.
Made by the Christy knife company and invented in the 30's.
This one is a current production companion model ( only difference in models being the finish) made on the original equipment by the grandson of the inventor.
https://www.christycompany.net/
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