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 Post subject: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Sun 04, 2022 2:36 pm 
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I have this from a bygone era!


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PostPosted: Dec Sun 04, 2022 3:01 pm 
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Cool!

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Sun 04, 2022 3:54 pm 
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A genuine Heathkit. Probably cheaper than buying a used kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Sun 04, 2022 4:00 pm 
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Two of them on eBay right now. One seller wants $21.50 (including shipping); the other wants $24.99. I realise that is the "asking price", not the sold for price. However, I have seen them go high!

Mine is not for sale. Too many memories.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 05, 2022 1:29 am 
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I buy old used ignition wrenches at the Re Store (Habitat for Humanity). Amazing how handy these are in tight spaces. You have to look carefully. The cheap stamped version is better than the thicker "pro" version for most electronic work.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 05, 2022 2:21 am 
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I been looking for some small opened wrenches like that for electronics.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
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Hello Don,
Very cool I still have their alighment tools from kits I built years ago .

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
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I bought a set of Craftsman ignition wrenches around 1991 and they were better quality than later versions. I can see where stamped wrenches would be useful like tightening a nut on a control shaft behind a panel where a forged wrench is too thick. And have wished I had that more than once.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 05, 2022 5:33 pm 
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Strange....I built more than 100 Heathkits and collected several nut starters but don't remember the open ended wrenches.
Were the wrenches included with only some type product line(s) ?


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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 05, 2022 9:32 pm 
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No wrench, but a couple of nut starters.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 05, 2022 9:34 pm 
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wazz wrote:
..... I can see where stamped wrenches would be useful like tightening a nut on a control shaft behind a panel where a forged wrench is too thick. And have wished I had that more than once.


I have some stamped ones from a dollar store. They're really handy for what you mentioned.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 12:10 am 
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I bought a set of Ignition wrenches when Sears was still alive, years ago.

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Not a "high demand" set of tools, but they're pretty handy when the need arises.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 12:46 am 
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Ignition wrenches work great, thin enough for tight clearances but strong. Mine just hang around waiting until I need them.
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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 12:58 am 
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Eric E, I like your cattle dog photo. here is my cattle dog:


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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 1:55 am 
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Thank you. Thanks for sharing the photo of your cattle dog, great markings! So we stay on topic everyone knows cattle dogs like fixing radios and ignition wrenches.

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 Post subject: Re: Remember these?
PostPosted: Dec Tue 06, 2022 12:16 pm 
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Dale Saukerson wrote:
Strange....I built more than 100 Heathkits and collected several nut starters but don't remember the open ended wrenches.
Were the wrenches included with only some type product line(s) ?

Dale, I wish I remembered what kit(s) this wrench came with, maybe a television? I did build the GR-2000 as part of an electronics course.

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