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Miller Falls No. 59 Ratcheting Screw Driver Questions.

by Combo Prof
posted 07-25-2017 10:12 PM


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 07-26-2017 12:42 PM

Don,

I don’t have one but I’ve seen some on eBay. I like MF stuff so I look at what’s available from time to time. “Rare” is utterly meaningless in most eBay listings. I often see “rare” Stanley jack planes and “rare” Disston handsaws that are nothing but common flea market fare. I lend the word no credence unless “rare” is confirmed by more reliable sites. Not saying it’s not rare, just saying the word is used loosely…

A quick google image search didn’t show any with the nail in the handle like that but it does kind of look intentional doesn’t it? Is it possible a peened pin that prevents the ratcheting mechanism from spinning in the handle?

I don’t know what you got there Don but, for $7 and change, if you find a use for it, I’d say you did alright.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 07-26-2017 01:10 PM

I think “the nail” is an intentional pin that ties the handle to the mechanism. I would take it apart and see but I am hesitant to do that. Anyway no time to work on it this month. Today I pack up another trailer for the move.

Thanks for responding. I only bought it because it was a MF … and cheap … and I was bored. LOL.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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#3 posted 07-26-2017 01:11 PM



... I only bought it because it was a MF … and cheap … and I was bored. LOL.

- Combo Prof

Been there, done that ;-P

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 07-26-2017 01:28 PM

Don’t take out the pin. It IS rare you know.
Bill

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#5 posted 07-26-2017 07:12 PM

I have removed a pin before but there was an explosion, so I’ll keep this one in place.

-- Don K, (Holland, Michigan)

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