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ras61

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25 days ago

My father-in-law was a carpenter going back to WWII when he was a Carpenters Mate in the Navy. I inhereted his tools after he past away a few years ago, and while most of the hand tools are Stanley, there are a few Millers Falls in the bunch. I honestly never heard of this company before hanging out on this board, but after using one of their eggbeater drills the other day to bail me out when I didn’t have a cordless handy, I got to wondering about their history, rarity, and how they rate amongst craftsman? Thanks guys!

-- "South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum" - James L. Petigru, 1860


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Bill White

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#1 posted 25 days ago

Google can be your source. Check it out.
Bill

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#2 posted 25 days ago

There is a Millers Falls.com home page.

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#3 posted 25 days ago

Ah-ha, I found the site, thanks bandit!

-- "South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum" - James L. Petigru, 1860

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#4 posted 25 days ago

Just for posterity’s sake, the site is:
http://oldtoolheaven.com/

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#5 posted 25 days ago

I am quite familiar with Millers Falls tools. When I was getting into the tool buying time in my life, Millers Falls tools were just a cut lower than Stanley, at least in price. They had an extensive line of tools including precision tools. I still have several MF’s tools and they are still in great shape. They even had electric power tools in their arsenal. I guess, they found it hard to compete with all the other tool companies around at the time.

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#6 posted 25 days ago

Thanks Ron. Also, on the Millers Falls web site I noticed they have a page describing spiral screwdrivers but nothing for them on the price list; are spiral screwdrivers not very collectible?

-- "South Carolina is too small for a republic and too large for an insane asylum" - James L. Petigru, 1860

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#7 posted 24 days ago

I think Stanley cornered the market on spiral screwdrivers. As noted on the MF’s site, they put more emphasis on their power tool line.

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#8 posted 24 days ago

I think Stanley Spiral screwdriver dominance came from their North Brothers Acquisition in the 40s.

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