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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #150 on: July 19, 2016, 04:22:57 AM
This has been on my want list for a while and it is a great find.  This is a Powr-Kraft branded Plierench set. Practically new old stock.  This tool is approximately 40 years old.


Note the advertising on the back of the pouch: WHY Plierench is a super tool.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #151 on: July 19, 2016, 09:12:53 AM
Great score there Y!    :tu:    I'm guessing your really pleased with it.    :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #152 on: July 19, 2016, 12:18:12 PM
Great score there Y!    :tu:    I'm guessing your really pleased with it.    :)

You know it!  :D :cheers:
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #153 on: July 21, 2016, 02:53:16 PM

Congrats L! Wow that looks stunning. Someone must have bought it and then basically forgot about it. Which is highly unusual for Plierenches. Pretty much all the ones I've seen have had a lifetime of good honest usage.  :salute:

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #154 on: July 22, 2016, 12:19:48 AM

Congrats L! Wow that looks stunning. Someone must have bought it and then basically forgot about it. Which is highly unusual for Plierenches. Pretty much all the ones I've seen have had a lifetime of good honest usage.  :salute:

Thanks Bob! 

The listing (which can be taken with a grain of salt at times) stated it was a wife selling her deceased husband's tool collection.  I checked the other listing for the seller.  Didn't look like so much of a collection as it did a workshop sell out.  I suspect he bought this on sale and then stuck it in a drawer and forgot about it.   This set may get stuffed and mounted.  :D
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #155 on: July 22, 2016, 05:12:45 AM

That one is definitely display-worthy. :salute:


Unlike this one, which you no doubt saw for sale recently. ::)  The poor thing, somebody really butchered it. :P





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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #156 on: July 22, 2016, 05:24:55 AM

That one is definitely display-worthy. :salute:
Unlike this one, which you no doubt saw for sale recently. ::)  The poor thing, somebody really butchered it. :P


I missed this one completely. What a monster!  Not the best mod I've ever seen. Ebay?
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #157 on: August 09, 2016, 12:26:15 PM
A quick pic of a couple of 1921 A Plierenches.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #158 on: August 11, 2016, 04:45:45 AM
Nice!

So was there a 7" model available back in 1921?  ???
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Reply #159 on: August 11, 2016, 12:44:01 PM
Nice!

So was there a 7" model available back in 1921?  ???

No, the 7 inch was introduced in 1932-33 with the new patent design. 
The 21A. Is the 8 inch version with the smooth handle.   All others are 8.5 inches after 1921.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #160 on: August 12, 2016, 01:47:03 AM
Those are cool Y  :tu:
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #161 on: August 12, 2016, 02:18:03 AM
Those are cool Y  :tu:

Thanks!  This is the model with smooth handles and the acess screw.  I still haven't gotten up the courage to disassemble one.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #162 on: August 12, 2016, 09:06:50 PM
Nice!

So was there a 7" model available back in 1921?  ???

No, the 7 inch was introduced in 1932-33 with the new patent design. 
The 21A. Is the 8 inch version with the smooth handle.   All others are 8.5 inches after 1921.


Whoa! Wait a minute here, did I know about that version?? :think: You probably told me about it three times, but I forgot. :P

So those 21A's are a half-inch shorter than mine (below) and have smooth handles?


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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #163 on: August 13, 2016, 02:12:08 AM
Nice!

So was there a 7" model available back in 1921?  ???

No, the 7 inch was introduced in 1932-33 with the new patent design. 
The 21A. Is the 8 inch version with the smooth handle.   All others are 8.5 inches after 1921.


Whoa! Wait a minute here, did I know about that version?? :think: You probably told me about it three times, but I forgot. :P

So those 21A's are a half-inch shorter than mine (below) and have smooth handles?


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Yep,   A whole half inch shorter.  I'll throw a rule on a couple of pics this weekend and some side by side shots. 
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #164 on: August 17, 2016, 01:45:12 PM
Recently acquired 7 inch plierench set from 1944.  This one appears to have seen a wire wheel for cleaning, but it wasn't a hack job so no complaints.  Manufactured during WWII, this tool probably has some stories to tell.  Seventy-two years young and still solid.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #165 on: August 18, 2016, 05:39:37 PM
Nice! :) TBH, the 7-incher fits my hands a lot better than the 8-1/2 incher.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #166 on: August 18, 2016, 11:16:41 PM
Great score Y!
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #167 on: September 05, 2016, 06:48:19 AM
1922 "B" plierench set.  The pouch has a belt loop on the back.  Eifel's advertising said buyers could make their money back on the purchase by standing on street corners and waiting for opportunities to repair cars.   Not bad for 94 years old.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #168 on: September 09, 2016, 04:28:16 AM
Not bad is an understatement! Congrats on a great score there L! :cheers: I'll bet there aren't too many of those left around these days, especially with the original pouch. Is it in as good of condition as it appears? :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #169 on: September 09, 2016, 04:48:42 AM
Is it in as good of condition as it appears? :)

The spring is still strong.  The screw driver tip is chipped.  It still works great. The writing on the pouch is still legible.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #170 on: September 09, 2016, 05:08:08 AM
 
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #171 on: October 14, 2016, 05:29:06 AM
I picked up a Heyco branded strain relief plierench.  1958 with the H before the date.  It is not priced.  It has most of the sticker.  The spring is on the outside.  This is in contrast to the 1948 Heyco. It has an internal spring and pricing with no H.
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Reply #172 on: October 14, 2016, 05:32:41 AM
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #173 on: October 14, 2016, 06:52:45 AM
Another great addition to your awesome collection Y!     :like:
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #174 on: December 24, 2016, 07:34:34 AM
I knocked another one off the list.  This a G. H. NoPak Inc. Plierench.

They are the current manufacturers of Plierench. Not as well finished as the earlier models from other manufacturers.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #175 on: January 08, 2017, 07:35:41 PM
Congrats on the NoPak! I will probably have some questions for you on that one, but first...

Let's go back to the Heyco. So am I to understand that the 1948 version had an internal spring, but the 1958 version has an external spring?? Why on earth does it have an external spring? Seems like it would be prone to snagging on stuff and coming loose, etc?? ???


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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #176 on: January 12, 2017, 12:59:29 AM
Congrats on the NoPak! I will probably have some questions for you on that one, but first...

Let's go back to the Heyco. So am I to understand that the 1948 version had an internal spring, but the 1958 version has an external spring?? Why on earth does it have an external spring? Seems like it would be prone to snagging on stuff and coming loose, etc?? ???

Hi Bob,

No idea, possibly cheap manufacturing or maybe to make it easier to replace broken springs?  ???  I have seen a few for sale with extra springs. Considering they are strain relief fasteners the possibility of snags probably isn't that bad, but losing the springs would have to be an issue.   Happy to answer questions if possible.  :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #177 on: January 25, 2017, 07:17:05 PM
Hmm, the external spring still seems odd. Also, back on the Heyco, what's with that sheet metal guard or whatever it is in front of the wire cutter notch? ???


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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #178 on: January 25, 2017, 09:46:55 PM
Hmm, the external spring still seems odd. Also, back on the Heyco, what's with that sheet metal guard or whatever it is in front of the wire cutter notch? ???

The guard is made of thin spring metal.  It pops off.  It is there to prevent the jaws from opening all the way and to prevent jaw removal.  It fits in the slot that has the pin that moves back and forth when the jaws open.  I don't really understand why it is needed since the Heyco strain relief jaws including the solid jaw are unique so you can't really use them for anything else.  You would never remove the jaw to do anything, except maybe to replace it or straighten it.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #179 on: January 29, 2017, 11:01:15 PM
Ah, that makes sense (kind of). I was thinking it was to prevent use of the wire cutter, but I couldn't understand why. :P :)

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