Author Topic: RARE Vintage Craftsman Speeder Speed Spinner 3/8 Ratchet Handle BLUE HANDLE epay  (Read 2576 times)

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Tool do job = Good tool
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Much as I want one, that will never be a $100 ratchet to me. NEVER!  dcat
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I feel the same way.
i posted as more of a Oh my Gawd!
Tool do job = Good tool
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I've never seen reference to a blue handle. I can paint one blue.
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They are nice no question. I have one - complete with blue handle - and like it. For situations where nit's handy it's handy. For everything else it's of little value. To me they are worth no more than about $40 and I paid much less than that for mine. The deals are still out there but for some reason ebay commands a premium more than double the value of the ratchet. Sears would be smart to revive the design.
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KA----------BOOMP. It's like the second coming of Heyzeuss !  Bslap
Just snagged a clean one for $78.
To hell with Sears. I want Gearwrench to do one based on their 120 toofz ! Badass speeder AND tap handle rig.Make the business end extendable for more torque if needed.
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That was a 2011 auction date, and didn't sell then.

They are selling tho, at $80 -$120. See for yourself. I've got one, but paid less than a big mac meal deal for it.

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If you click the "more chances to get what you want" link, there are a couple listed for over $200 buy it now. They just keep creeping up and up.

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I've never even seen one in the wild.

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A few years ago I was given the opportunity to buy this example from a GG member --


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Goodfellow, what is the Craftsman "date code" on that unit?  I've seen some with a -V- symbol, but I wonder if that is the case 100%.


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Goodfellow, what is the Craftsman "date code" on that unit?  I've seen some with a -V- symbol, but I wonder if that is the case 100%.



It's a -V- code CP

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Goodfellow, what is the Craftsman "date code" on that unit?  I've seen some with a -V- symbol, but I wonder if that is the case 100%.



It's a -V- code CP

Thank you Goodfellow.  According to Craftsman date range Lauver made, being this is a v date code, this is either made by Moore Drop Forge from 1946 to 1967 or this is made by Easco from 1968 to 1986.  Using Lauver's words " perhaps as late as 1991 as NOS."

If there is one person that could provide the most detail on this, I am betting that would be Lauver.  This is quite the neat ratchet, but I'd never pay $100-200 for this. 

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