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my dads old crescent wrench
#1385225 Thu Nov 19 2020 11:37 PM
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Many years ago, my dad and I were working on a hay baler, and next day we noticed that the screw knurl and pin were missing off his 12 inch crescent wrench (model at112).
After he died, I inherited his tool box, and that wrench was still in the box (still without the adjustment screw). For many years I just left it as-is and kept it, just out of memories.
About a week ago, I decided it would be nice to find the parts and get it into working order. To my dismay, I have not been able to find the knurl and pin and spring to repair a
model at112 crescent wrench. you can find replacement parts for 6, 8, 10, etc. size wrenches, but for some reason amazon, e-bay, and all second-hand suppliers do not have the
replacement parts for a 12 inch (at112) wrench. Is there some reason that the 12 inch crescent wrench (at112) is a dinosaur product? I would appreciate any suggestions as to
where I might obtain the replacement parts, or should I just frame it over my workbench?

Thanks, Goofyokie42

Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385252 Fri Nov 20 2020 01:45 AM
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Welcome to the Stovebolt Forums, Goofyokie42!! I think that wrench would look great framed over your work bench. It would be a conversation starter, for sure! With how cheap adjustable wrenches can be these days, that might be the best path for that old guy.

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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385256 Fri Nov 20 2020 01:52 AM
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Don't frame it! Just make sure it stays in your tool box as is.
Every time you see it, you will think about your Dad and the memories may bring tears to your eyes.
Then keep on working and get the job done like he would have done!

Don't ask me how I know.
Don

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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385259 Fri Nov 20 2020 01:59 AM
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Welcome

That Crescent AT112 is still being sold (Home Depot, etc.), but probably not near the tool it was back when your dad bought his.
I like the framed over the workbench idea, but you might try contacting Crescent Tool Co. (800) 621-8814 and ask them about parts. I'll bet they'd send you a replacement wrench, but that's not what you want. I did find a replacement parts page on their Website [crescenttool.com].
I have a few of my dad's tools, and cherish them. thumbs_up


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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385296 Fri Nov 20 2020 05:19 PM
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I just checked all of my 12 inch Crescent wrenches, 2 are older but neither are an AT112. The newer ones I have are not as solid looking as the older ones. I'm not saying that the newer tools are by any way inferior, they just don't have the same feel and weight to them.

I only have one or two of my Dad's tools, and as Kevin said I cherish them.


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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385302 Fri Nov 20 2020 06:00 PM
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....don't ever give up. You may want to try some farm auctions if any in your area. Also, check every crescent wrench you pick up and you may find one with the screw that will work...........that is if you can't find the replacement part. If I had an old one i'd give it to you!


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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385468 Sun Nov 22 2020 12:56 PM
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You might also find this interesting reading:

Crescent Wrench History at Alloy Artifacts [alloy-artifacts.org]


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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385501 Sun Nov 22 2020 07:30 PM
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John in New Zealand they were called a crescent in Australia they call them shifters never seen those 8inch ten inch combination ones still got my Stovebolt one pride of tool kit


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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1385519 Sun Nov 22 2020 09:42 PM
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That alloy artifacts website is definitely a cool one. I found it when researching a 1/4" drive Craftsman tool set I inherited from my dad. It had markings that were unusual and turned out to be '40's era. A cool walk back into history. thumbs_up

John, thanks for the journey into movie history as well. The one translation I found that struck me was. "There's hope for Earth, if the scientists can be reached."
If that's too political, feel free to slap my hand.

Last edited by klhansen; Sun Nov 22 2020 09:48 PM.

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Re: my dads old crescent wrench
goofyokie #1386137 Fri Nov 27 2020 04:54 AM
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I've got a bunch of my fathers tools... most of them are plumb wore out... he bought a huge tool box and filled it with new craftsman tools AND his wore out collection. He told me I could have it when he passed, but my step-brother gave it to his son.


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