|Forum topic by happyhelix||posted 08-06-2015 12:43 PM||612 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
08-06-2015 12:43 PM
I just inherited a brace that was my grandfather’s. I don’t know exactly how old it is. It’s a Stanley H1250A, I think from the Handy Man series. If anyone knows what time frame they’re from, I’d love to know that. It’s in remarkable condition, but the jaws are a bit odd. I don’t know if it’s intentional, or if one of the jaws doesn’t belong, but one is a good bit thinner than the other, and this causes them to come out of the chuck crooked.
I was thinking it was just worn different because I first saw it at the tips coming out of the jaw, but then I looked better, and the asymmetry is the same down the entire length of the jaws. Interestingly, the teeth mesh together perfectly, so they appear to match.
When I got it, the thinner of the two wasn’t properly attached to the spring, and I had to hammer/punch the nub-ish part down around the spring to hold it. Perhaps it was a replacement that wasn’t quite right. Anyone have any ideas on this?
(Picture as straight on as I could manage)