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electricalperson 06-13-2009 05:58 PM

cool lineman wrench
 
somebody i worked for gave me this today
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MDShunk 06-13-2009 06:10 PM

I think that's mostly a Bell System patterned wrench. I know it has a Bell System name, but it escapes me at the moment.

MDShunk 06-13-2009 06:14 PM

The Bell System part number was LC25A. Yours appears to be a more modern Klein.

electricalperson 06-13-2009 06:16 PM

here it is brand new http://www.ktool.net/servlet/the-142...6B-Bell/Detail

electricalperson 06-13-2009 06:56 PM

is there any use for this wrench?

MDShunk 06-13-2009 07:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electricalperson (Post 90125)
is there any use for this wrench?

You betcha. Crossarm bolts, equipment mount bolts, guy clamp bolts, etc. Yours appears to be the standard sizes. Most linemen now prefer ratchet equipment, but that wrench is still quite useful in line work. Don't get rid of it. It's probably only worth 5 bucks used, but you'd pay 40 or 50 for a new one if you ever needed it.

electricalperson 06-13-2009 07:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDShunk (Post 90126)
You betcha. Crossarm bolts, equipment mount bolts, guy clamp bolts, etc. Yours appears to be the standard sizes. Most linemen now prefer ratchet equipment, but that wrench is still quite useful in line work. Don't get rid of it. It's probably only worth 5 bucks used, but you'd pay 40 or 50 for a new one if you ever needed it.

i dont do much linework but ill keep it in my truck:thumbup:

electricalperson 06-13-2009 09:08 PM

the wrench belonged to a guy that used to work for the telephone company around here. he retired long ago and died probably 20 years ago or something. his daughter gave me the wrench. it was hanging up in the workshop for a very long time

MDShunk 06-13-2009 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electricalperson (Post 90158)
the wrench belonged to a guy that used to work for the telephone company around here. he retired long ago and died probably 20 years ago or something. his daughter gave me the wrench. it was hanging up in the workshop for a very long time

It doesn't look like it was ever really used. The paint is still in the hole you'd use to hang it off the climbing belt.

electricalperson 06-13-2009 09:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDShunk (Post 90162)
It doesn't look like it was ever really used. The paint is still in the hole you'd use to hang it off the climbing belt.

there was another one with it that was all rusted and looked well used. this one was probably a spare

randomkiller 06-14-2009 10:49 AM

It a pole wrench for pole hardware. There are two types of this wrench one fits standard nc thread hardware and the other fits "Bell System" spec hardware sizes.

electricalperson 06-14-2009 05:20 PM

i might just hang it on my wall or something or use it as a paperweight. i think its pretty cool and i dont think ill ever use it

electricalperson 06-14-2009 06:25 PM

how old is this wrench do you guys think? the new ones say klein tools and not m klein and sons

MDShunk 06-14-2009 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by electricalperson (Post 90433)
how old is this wrench do you guys think? the new ones say klein tools and not m klein and sons

60's/70's. It's not any older than that, I feel sure.

electricalperson 06-14-2009 06:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MDShunk (Post 90434)
60's/70's. It's not any older than that, I feel sure.

when did they change to klein tools?

MDShunk 06-14-2009 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by electricalperson (Post 90436)
when did they change to klein tools?

Beats me, but that's just a gut feeling based on stuff I see at yard sales, etc.


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