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OOPS!
#1408690 Wed May 05 2021 02:47 AM
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Broke a 50 year old SW 7/8 socket today getting the axle pivot bolt out. I used the foot impact on a 24" breaker bar method and the two halves went flying with a loud crack.

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Kevin
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Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408695 Wed May 05 2021 04:18 AM
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Take it back to where you bought it. They might give you a new one. (Like Sears used to do)


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Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408696 Wed May 05 2021 04:33 AM
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Like I said, it was 50 years old. And I have no idea where I bought it, but probably 3000 miles away from me. ohwell


Kevin
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#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408708 Wed May 05 2021 12:20 PM
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Looking at you socket, they are fresh clean breaks with no discoloration that would indicate a prior flaw. In my opinion, it was over torqued with your foot impact. LOL!


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Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408715 Wed May 05 2021 12:57 PM
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Did the “Foot Impact” survive? nanner


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Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408737 Wed May 05 2021 04:28 PM
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I have some 50 year old Craftsman sockets. They were a birthday present when I was a teenager. Used to be Sears would replace broken ones without question. Unfortunately, now it's Sears that's broken!

Here in Canada, Rona has picked up the Craftsman line. I doubt that the cheapskates replace broken tools without charge.


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Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408738 Wed May 05 2021 04:42 PM
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I think that Ace Harware light still sell Craftsman Tools. I do not know if they honor warranties on older Craftsman Tools?

Here is the sad answer. [craftsman.com]

https://www.craftsman.com


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Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408763 Wed May 05 2021 09:13 PM
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Lowe's sells Craftsman tools and supposedly honors the warranty. Unfortunately current Craftsman tools are "M.I.C."

Phil, you may be right about no defects. Just overtorqued. Yeah, maybe too much a$$ behind that kick. grin

The foot is OK though. I definitely ducked when it popped. eek

Stewart-Walden (then called Walden-Worchester) was one of the big 3 tool makers back in the '20''s, along with the upstart Snap-on and Blackhawk. They made quality stuff, but have long ago gotten out of the socket business.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408791 Thu May 06 2021 12:32 AM
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Kevin, I found a replacement 7/8” socket on eBay. Search for “Vintage STEVENS WALDEN 1/2" drive 7/8" SOCKET - 12-POINT”, just in case it was something special!


Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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‘59 235 & hydraulic lifters
“Three on the Tree” & 4:11 torque tube
12v w/ Alternator
Re: OOPS!
klhansen #1408799 Thu May 06 2021 01:50 AM
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Thanks Phil

I saw that one, but it's a bit different than the set I have. Mine have the "SW-circle" logo on them. But it's not that special. And the set isn't complete either. I have another 7/8 socket to use.

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Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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