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Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #90 on: July 27, 2014, 10:56:28 PM
There is a Speedwell version, Heyco version, a version with long jaws that I haven't been able to associate with any company and several versions by masterform with jaws for clamps.
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Reply #91 on: July 27, 2014, 10:57:19 PM
Pic of the 7" Plierench set that arrived yesterday.

Very nice!
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #92 on: July 28, 2014, 12:16:59 AM
There is a Speedwell version, Heyco version, a version with long jaws that I haven't been able to associate with any company and several versions by masterform with jaws for clamps.


Did not realize there were that many variations.   :o   I hope you find them all Y.


Pic of the 7" Plierench set that arrived yesterday.

Very nice!

Thank you!
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #93 on: July 28, 2014, 01:36:40 AM
There is a Speedwell version, Heyco version, a version with long jaws that I haven't been able to associate with any company and several versions by masterform with jaws for clamps.


Did not realize there were that many variations.   :o   I hope you find them all Y.


Pic of the 7" Plierench set that arrived yesterday.

Very nice!

Thank you!

There is also a Powr Kraft version that was sold in the Montomery Ward catalog. That set comes with the three regular jaws.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #94 on: August 12, 2014, 07:06:47 PM
I recently acquired a 1922 B version Plierench.  This is one of the more rare versions.  Manufacturing issues at startup were an issue for Joseph Eifel, so plierenches from 1919 to 1922 were made in smaller quantities.  The 1921 and 1922 versions are dated.  Starting in 1923-24 Eifel retooled and ramped up production.  The "World Flight" version of the plierench was manufactured during that time until 1932-33 when Eifel using a new patent, retooled again and increased the number of available jaws from 3 to 6 and added a 7 inch tool as an option to the 8.5 inch tool.  From 1923 to 1932 the tools weren't dated.  Starting in 1933, the tools were dated with last two numbers of the year and the 1 or 2 digit month.

The 1922 B version is distinctive in several ways.  On one side is a screw that allows the user to disasemble the plier head to replace the spring.  This is one of the major indications that you have an earlier version Plierench. 

The imprint running down the handles is one line wide instead of two and there is a line on both sides. On one side is "Guarant'd" on the other side is "Tool Steel".  Both  sides of the plier head are also imprinted, This isn't the case after 1922.   Finally, the jaws are the same as on later versions.  The "pipe" jaw in particular is longer than the attached jaw on the handle.  This is a surprise to me.  I thought all of the jaw sets matched at the top of the tool, but subsequent viewings of several 1922 B Plierenches show the pipe jaw extending slightly above the attached jaw.

Another difference in the sets is the pouch that was issued with these sets.  I don't have one, from this earlier version, but I've seen one. It is a top loading canvas pouch with an additional front pocket for the additional jaws.  There is a belt loop in the back, although even in the early 1900's I can't imagine too many people carried this around on their belts.

As usual my photos are rather smurfy, but you get the idea. 

This tool is in great shape.  It may have been cleaned, but it looks almost new with just a little surface rust on the interior portions of the pliers.  For 82 years it has held up well. 
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Reply #95 on: August 12, 2014, 07:08:33 PM
A couple of extra photos.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #96 on: August 12, 2014, 07:16:06 PM
Glad you found one Y. Thanks for the history!    :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #97 on: August 12, 2014, 07:49:12 PM
Glad you found one Y. Thanks for the history!    :)

Most people on the popular auction site don't realize the difference.  Viewing the photos helps to identify them.   There are a couple out there right now.  Let me know if you don't see them. 

I was broke earlier this year when there was a 1922 B set at a really great price.  I watched it cycle through three diffent auctions unpurchased.  I was finally able to scrape up some funds and someone bought it the night before.   :facepalm:

This takes another off my list.  The '21 A is still out there somewere as well as other versions. As everyone on this site knows locating the harder to find items takes a lot of patience, time and eye fatigue.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #98 on: August 12, 2014, 08:44:46 PM
I went right over the bay after your earlier post and got the one with the BIN and free shipping. Thank you Y.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #99 on: August 12, 2014, 10:21:43 PM
I went right over the bay after your earlier post and got the one with the BIN and free shipping. Thank you Y.

Great purchase! :tu:  I was watching that one too! That one has the nut jaw.  It doesn't appear to have any grooves in it.  Take a couple of close up photos of the jaw when you get it.  I am really curious about that specific jaw since I haven't seen it  before.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #100 on: August 12, 2014, 10:24:10 PM
My math skills are for smurf. :facepalm:  I believe the correct number is 92 years.  :facepalm:
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Reply #101 on: August 18, 2014, 06:51:10 PM
Y the Plierench B-22 came today. The jaws are smooth and thinner than normal. It looks like some one ground it down for a specific job. I also noticed the inside of the handles are different than later models.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #102 on: August 18, 2014, 07:07:27 PM
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #103 on: August 19, 2014, 01:56:50 AM
Y the Plierench B-22 came today. The jaws are smooth and thinner than normal. It looks like some one ground it down for a specific job. I also noticed the inside of the handles are different than later models.

Nice buy!  Have you been tempted to dismantle it yet?
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #104 on: August 20, 2014, 01:34:11 AM
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Reply #105 on: August 20, 2014, 07:39:40 AM
Y the Plierench B-22 came today. The jaws are smooth and thinner than normal. It looks like some one ground it down for a specific job. I also noticed the inside of the handles are different than later models.

Nice buy!  Have you been tempted to dismantle it yet?



Yes


I'll finish answering to your question Y since I'm home and not on Tapatalk. The spring is not working on this pair so I plan on removing the screw and having a look at it.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #106 on: August 20, 2014, 09:29:07 AM
You all are some real Smurfs

I'm going to try find one of these.

I was just going to collect diamond co tools and trimo pipe wrenchs but I am going to make a little room for a pliers wrench in my old tool collection drawer in my tool box.

I don't buy my old tools of evilbay

it might take a lot longer but I enjoy the hunt.

I'm with JA on this one, now I have to add one of these to my collection. Thanks Lyndon for the excellent tutorial. Very well layed out. :cheers:

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #107 on: August 20, 2014, 01:24:24 PM
I'll finish answering to your question Y since I'm home and not on Tapatalk. The spring is not working on this pair so I plan on removing the screw and having a look at it.

Ooooooooo....   An opportunity to use the spring jaw to make your own!
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #108 on: August 20, 2014, 01:27:07 PM
You all are some real Smurfs

I'm going to try find one of these.

I was just going to collect diamond co tools and trimo pipe wrenchs but I am going to make a little room for a pliers wrench in my old tool collection drawer in my tool box.

I don't buy my old tools of evilbay

it might take a lot longer but I enjoy the hunt.

I'm with JA on this one, now I have to add one of these to my collection. Thanks Lyndon for the excellent tutorial. Very well layed out. :cheers:

Stew...

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #109 on: August 22, 2014, 06:32:35 AM
I'll finish answering to your question Y since I'm home and not on Tapatalk. The spring is not working on this pair so I plan on removing the screw and having a look at it.

Ooooooooo....   An opportunity to use the spring jaw to make your own!


That thought has crossed my mind Y.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #110 on: August 29, 2014, 11:05:46 PM
This is the 1954 extended set with 6 jaws.  It also has the pipe centering jig and the bolt from the vise clamp (missing).  The set comes in the large pouch with two pockets to hold the extra jaws. 
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #111 on: August 30, 2014, 07:23:37 AM
Great score there Y. That set is two years older than me!    :D
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #112 on: September 13, 2014, 06:17:32 AM
I received my World Flight Plierench set today.  This one dates after December 1925 or later.  This one was sold through a Canadian supplier.  Really great set for a tool that is over 80 years old.  It still has some of the bluing and the carry pouch is in great shape.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #113 on: September 13, 2014, 06:30:32 AM
Today I learned there are two different versions of the World Flight model of the Plierench.  I can also show you how to tell them apart.  Plierenches made from 1923/24 to November 1924 are not dated, but they have straight gears.  Plierenches manufactured beginning in December 1925 through 1932 have angled gears.  Interestingly enough in 1933 the new versions of the Plierench with the new patent have straight gears.

The photo below shows a pre December 1925  jaw with straight gears on the left and a post December 1925 jaw with angled gears on the right.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #114 on: September 13, 2014, 06:44:50 AM
Great addition to your collection Y.   :salute:   I have heard some talk in the past over at Papaws about the angled jaws but no explaination as to when or why. Thanks for the history and pics.  :tu:    :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #115 on: September 15, 2014, 07:24:45 PM
Great addition to your collection Y.   :salute:   I have heard some talk in the past over at Papaws about the angled jaws but no explaination as to when or why. Thanks for the history and pics.  :tu:    :)

Thanks David! :salute:   The condition of this set is what makes it great.  I now have two of the angled gear sets and one of the straight gear sets.   :facepalm:
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #116 on: September 24, 2014, 07:34:05 PM
Work has been hectic so some of my personal documentation has gone to the side.  I saw this version of the Plierench on the popular auction site and grabbed a screen shot of the head for posterity and to add to my search list.  My bankroll is kind of flat at the moment and the price was a little more than I wanted to pay so someone else owns it.

I believe this is a Heyco branded Plierench.  The H in front of the year and the special strain relief jaws are pretty good indicators. This was new to me.  I haven't seen this tool in an 8 inch version  before now.

I have a recently acquired 7 inch Heyco Plierench which I will try to document later this week.

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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #117 on: October 13, 2014, 05:39:18 AM
This is my most recent Plierench purchase.  This is a 7 inch Heyco branded plierench for strainrelief couplings.  The small metal band is to prevent the jaw from sliding out.  Many of the Heyco plierenches I've seen are missing this band. This was another of the notches in my want list.  It also comes in an 8.5 inch version that remains on my list.
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #118 on: October 13, 2014, 07:47:01 AM
Glad you won that one Y.    :)
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Re: Plierench the Ultimate Collector's Multitool
Reply #119 on: October 13, 2014, 06:52:23 PM
Thanks David,

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