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  1. tDoes anyone have an Owner’s Manual, or any information regarding this Sears Craftsman 2hp 20 gal 100 psi Twin Cylinder, portable horizontal air compressor? I recently purchased it from the original owner who’s wife bought it for him as a birthday gift in 1967. It’s model # is 106.173640 & the first mention of it I could find was in the 1972/1973 Sears Craftsman Power & Hand Tool catalog on page 111. It was listed there as being stock # 17364N (it’s model # minus the 3 digit manufacturer identifier). It was also listed again in the 1973 catalog on page 24 with the same item, or stock #, and again in the following year’s catalog 1974/1975 on page 33. I’ve enclosed a few photos for you to note the quite different labeling attached to it, as well as the fact that unlike other Sears Craftsman air compressors I’ve seen—this didn’t come with a Craftsman motor, it was equipped with a 2hp model 6K773AB 115/230 V Dayton capacitor start, compressor duty motor from the factory. I also included copies of the pages that featured it in the Sears Craftsman Power & Hand Tool catalogs that I earlier referenced. Any help at all regarding this wonderfully maintained vintage air compressor would be greatly appreciated. Thanks everyone! Bill
  2. I found this while detecting a site where an old house used to stand until the late '50s early '60s. I have no idea on what it is. I believe it's an old school knife sharpener. Has a small pulley on the side. Any help or brainstorming would be great!
  3. This appears to be like a possible wrench or something. Not even a little sure.
  4. Which Ni-Cad powered tools were/are the best and what is it about them that made them stand out for you? I ask because I like older and vintage power tools and might like to collect a few to preserve for my collection.
  5. I would like to know what tools do you still use today, that have withstood the trial and tribulations of years of service? I have a few, First off I'll mention my favorite tool, the original Black & Decker Super Sawcat. It has broken down a few times, once the fan broke loose from the armature, and the front grab handle split around the mount after taking a hit. Other than that this saw just won't quit. My Milwaukee 6368 has never broken down other than wearing out brushes. I should probably mention that I do maintain my tools, taking them apart and cleaning and regreasing them at least once a year, if not more often. I don't take these saws on the jobsite any more, as repair parts are next to nonexistent, but I do use them in the shop, and for my own personal jobs. My Milwaukee HoleShooters are going on 25 years old and still hanging in there. I have both the 1/2" and 3/8" and prefer the 3/8" for daily use. I have an even older 50s era 1/4" Black & Decker drill that I inherited from my father that I still use occasionally out in the shop. I have an old Craftsman 24" level that I keep around the house for leveling shelves and pictures etc., that was the first level I purchased back about 35 years ago. It is still accurate. For an utterly ridiculous tool that has lasted far longer than it has a right to, Is a razor knife I was issued from my first job as a stock boy, it is one of those folded tin knives that holds a single sided razor blade in another piece of folded tin, that deploys by sliding in and out like opening and closing match box. Sitting in the top of my mechanics tool box still being used often to open packages. Speaking of razor knives, after a couple years of using that knife daily I upgraded to a Stanley 99 which remarkably lasted many years as well, until I lost it from a tool roll that fell from my motorcycle during a commute in the early 90s . Now that I think about it, I still have a few of those tools that I bought to replace that lost tool roll. A pair of fuller slip joint pliers, a Stanley ratcheting screwdriver, and a Crescent adjustable wrench. I also have numerous Snap-on and SK ratchets, sockets, and wrenches that are getting rather old, as well.
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