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  • MARTIALCOMBATIVES

    April 12, 2019

    I HAVE A SET OF VINTAGE CRAFTSMAN WANT TO BUY THEM???? WRENCHES, SOCKETS WHOLE THING

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  • Stevietvboy

    April 12, 2019

    I recently picked up a Ratchet that was my Brother in laws favorite. A thumb wheel ratchet I don't see listed in your video.
    This has begun my collecting of Craftsman ratchets/tools.
    Learned a lot from your video. will continue to watch and look for new ones.
    Thanks

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  • Tyler Snyder

    April 12, 2019

    What about the round head quick release thumb wheel ratchet with the black and gold Craftsman decal on the head ?
    I see these on eBay often enough but I don't know how long they were made for and when.
    I'm thinking 90's, but they're all EE code which I can't remember the era of offhand.

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  • danoh's toolbox

    April 12, 2019

    i have a few different ratchets i have a video on them along with a orginal palm ratchet from the 50s

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  • danoh's toolbox

    April 12, 2019

    very cool video brother i have a few craftsman ratchets

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  • Gen X Murse70

    April 12, 2019

    Years ago when I used to own a transmission shop, a customer abandoned his old contractor van. After my mechanic's lien went through, I started cleaning trash & junk out of the van, and then found a 1/2 inch RHFT that has a couple of patent numbers on the handle, along with the year 1971 on it. I can only assume that's the year the ratchet was made, but that's a guess. After using it a few times, I came to love it's quality and ruggedness like any old tool made in America should be. I keep it well greased with my other prized hand tools, in an organized tool chest.

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  • Bruce Hartman

    April 12, 2019

    Hey… I have a 1/2 BE female switch it out and over to reverse ratchet you said was a 1939 year only. I found it at a flea market in Michigan about 1999. It was in a Craftsman tool box with a complete socket set, with the underline Craftsman name. Extentions, slider bar, and some older wrenches too. I believe it was/is almost a complete set. Where can I find a 1939 catalog pdf? Do you want pictures of it to verify the build?

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  • carol tenge

    April 12, 2019

    Thoroughly enjoyed your video….. Im hooked!

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  • J W

    April 12, 2019

    Here’s a question in the comments for ya- I’ve gathered that the letters determine where the tool was made, but do they have any bearing on value, or are the numbers the only thing people go by? Btw, thank you so much for creating & posting these clear, well done, informative vids!! I’m just now getting into collecting & starting to watch them all each night! ?

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  • Bryce Nagy

    April 12, 2019

    Rip the craftsman professional tool belt. A ghost in this world

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  • james foley

    April 12, 2019

    Great video, thank you for all the research. Learned more about craftsman ratchets then I have ever known. I have used craftsman tools since my Father gave me my first set when I was 17 in 1985.

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  • koskey06

    April 12, 2019

    At 51:55 the 1/4 ratchet…. I have one that I can't get to reverse direction and don't have very good positive engagement in the direction it's stuck in…. anyway to service them? or any help/information would be appreciated thanks.

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  • Vernon Hastings

    April 12, 2019

    tell us the truth…when your wife's asleep..do you fondle your ratchets??
    it's ok.

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  • The Other Guy

    April 12, 2019

    nice video!!!!

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  • Kenny Stoliker

    April 12, 2019

    that one that you said is the rarest i have a freind that has that same ratchet but in half inch

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  • Derek The Tool Guy

    April 12, 2019

    Hello I got a question for you I just bought an amber handle craftsman underline BE ratchet for $30 + $7 shipping and it's a 1/2 you only showed a 3/8 is it still rare and did I get a good price? what is it really worth and how rare is it I got it to collect and it took me 7 months to find one and I'm proud to own it the collor is great even blue stripes but has a small chip out of it but oh well it works great and has a very odd reverse switch.

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  • jesus noriega

    April 12, 2019

    What's ur thoughts on Sears selling craftsmen?

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  • Alucard Lledroc

    April 12, 2019

    The putting together of Sears and Kmart was so stupid …wasnt going to work and didnt. Now Sears is on the ropes so dont get your hopes up about any warranties in the future. Sry it is what it is. Just check to see what Warren Buffett has to say about the retailer and what happened to him in the 70's that is very similar.

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  • Matt's Shop

    April 12, 2019

    Man! I thought I loved Craftsman tools until I saw this. My hat's off to you. Great video! Check out my Craftsman video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVy-soBLApw

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  • Derek The Tool Guy

    April 12, 2019

    wow never knew snap on made any tools for craftsman. the second ratchet in video is on eBay right now was at 50ish you need to check it out!

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  • Kadmosthegreat

    April 12, 2019

    Really wishing I found your channel about a month ago. Am I wrong or is Ebay number

    201637146422 that first ratchet you were talking about?

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  • Blake Lantz

    April 12, 2019

    Thanks for the awesome videos. I am just getting into collecting. This helps a lot!

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  • GMP

    April 12, 2019

    Excellent video!  I wish I was smart enough to buy some of these old ratchets when I used to come across them in yard sales back in the 60's and 70's.  They were practically giving them away!  Who knew!

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  • FAISAL ALMAJED

    April 12, 2019

    very nice video ,i am also vintage craftsman ratchet collector

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  • John Gibson

    April 12, 2019

    Thanks for another great video

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