Author Topic: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966  (Read 216 times)

Offline Tool Pants

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Never seen one in person.  Didn't know it existed.  Thought this style torque wrench only came with a crescent selector and quick release.

Saw on WorthPoint and it sold on ebay 4 years ago.

https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-craftsman-2-drive-flying-454482536


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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2017, 06:25:39 PM »
I have 4 of this style.  Torque Controls in a roundabout way made them for Sears and date stamped them.  Mine are dated 1972 - 1974.

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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2017, 08:01:12 PM »
I have one like the set of four you showed. I love it.
You boys better hold on cause i'm gonna have to stand on it!

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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2017, 08:43:00 AM »
I have the same one as TP and UB bought new in the early 70s.  thumbsup2   I think I read some where that they were possibly made by Uttica.  sctatcherhead
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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2017, 09:17:39 PM »
Excerpt from a 3 page undated brochure from The Triangle Corporation.  The first click style Craftsman torque wrenches were "produced" by Torque Controls, Inc.  But also sold under the Utica name, and even under the Torque Control's name.

The handle picture I took years ago of the Craftsman and Utica branded torque wrenches.  The 2 middle Craftsman ones are stamped TC, and one would say is for Torque Controls.  The 2 outside ones are Utica branded.  Same torque wrenches except for the ratcheting head.  Torque Controls/Utica used a round head.  The Craftsman branded version used a Craftsman-style ratchet head. 

 

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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2017, 09:13:33 AM »
Good Info TP.v thumbsup2
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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2017, 12:08:30 PM »
Cool! Now I have to see what brand mine is!
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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2017, 12:44:18 PM »
Those units were definitely a cut above. I have the later model 1970's "Digi-Torque" units, and although they were good, they are not in the same class as the micros.

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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2017, 01:59:47 PM »
I'll just add that my "owned since new" wrench is a TC stamped, Cman branded, 11/76 dated, version just like the pic of 4 shown above.

It's since been supplemented in the main toolbox with an inch/lb variant, and a larger ft/lb to round out my fastener-snugger needs (not that anyone here cares)  ;)

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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
I saved these 3 ebay pictures almost 10 years ago when I was looking to buy the Craftsman torque wrench I remembered as a kid but could not afford to buy in the mid 1970s.  Ebay seller had the paperwork dated December 9, 1974, showing a Utica repair invoice for the Craftsman torque wrench.
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Re: Craftsman V selector micro-adjusting torque wrench from around 1966
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2017, 12:56:43 AM »
Awesome work Tool Pants!  This is good information!  Thank you for sharing!

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