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Offline woodland_hank

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Kraeuter DOE Set
« on: November 04, 2020, 10:34:29 AM »
I just purchased four Kraeuter double open end wrenches and want to complete the set.  I think there's 14 wrenches in the set and currently I have A1416, A1619, A1922 and A2225.  I'll need help completing the set if anyone has some.  The wrenches I need are:

A1214
A1316
A1618
A1820
A2225
A2426
A2428
A2831
A2832
A3134

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2020, 09:51:25 PM »
Unfortunately I can't help with the missing ones but I had to comment those are such nice wrenches.
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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2020, 11:30:44 AM »
I think they're pretty cool!

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2020, 12:40:01 PM »
They are very cool. Were they originally japanned?
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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2020, 01:55:54 PM »
Kinda looks like it.

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2020, 03:04:06 PM »
Don't mean to rain on your parade, but here are three you haven't listed that are in my collection.  A-1416, A-1619 and A-1922.  I really don't know how many make a set, of those you list I'm missing A-1214, A-2426, A-3034 and A-3134.  So, that adds up to 15, as I have eleven in my collection.  I got mad that I couldn't find the ones I needed and quit looking some years ago.  There are two other types, tappet and S.  In the tappet wrenches I have C-1214, C-1820 and C-2428 and I think there are 4 in the set.  Lastly, there are "S" wrenches, of the same design.  I have six of them, B-1214, B-1218, B-2022, B-2426, B-2832 and B-3440. I think the S wrenches are complete??  I sold my duplicates some years ago, but still have one of the tappet wrenches, C-2428.  If by chance you come across any of the ones I'm missing and don't need it I will trade you the tappet wrench.

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2020, 09:43:43 AM »
Yes, I believe your S set is complete at six.  The three wrenches you mention are already accounted for.  I'll keep you in mind if I end up with extras (likely will).

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2020, 12:31:29 PM »
So far, as I know:

There are 16 DOE style; A1214 thru A3134.
I think you have all the info on them

There are 7 'S' wrenches; B1214 thru B3440

There are 6 check nut wrenches; C1214 to C2428

The only tappet wrench I have ever seen is on AA website.
It is O1820.  Thin, like a check nut wrench, but long.

There is also a heavy version of B3440 marked 'DREADNOUGHT' rather than KRAEUTER.

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 02:31:39 PM »
Leg 17----I always thought my "C" wrenches were tappet wrenches, but you say they are check nut wrenches.  What exactly is a check nut wrench?

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2020, 05:08:06 PM »
From the web: Noun. check nut (plural check nuts) (engineering) A secondary nut, screwing down upon the primary nut to secure it.

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2020, 07:21:58 PM »
So would you use the thinner wrench on the check nut, or the primary? I can see where a thinner wrench like a Tappet wrench would come in handy for clearance!! I have always used 2 wrenches to be sure, or is that defeating the purpose??
« Last Edit: November 07, 2020, 09:16:38 AM by lptools »
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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2020, 07:57:49 PM »
Kraeuter, like Williams, Billings, and the other major players called them 'Check Nut Wrench'.
Intended for use on lock nuts, or check nuts.  Hank looked up the definition.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1925-PAPER-AD-Kraeuter-Wrench-Hardware-Store-Display-Board-Wrenches/152693915354?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

http://alloy-artifacts.org/kraeuter-company-p2.html#wrenches

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2020, 02:59:44 PM »
Oh crap, 86 years old and didn't know what a check nut wrench was. guess I will have to go back to school.  Thanks for all the info.  I just always used two regular DOE wrenches to do that job.
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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2020, 07:46:26 PM »
I've never heard that term CHECK NUT WRENCH before, like some of the others the majority of the time I used DOEs and if needed I used a tappet wrench.
  Jim

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Re: Kraeuter DOE Set
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2020, 11:01:05 PM »
Some of mine, got more that are hiding.  My larger sizes are very lightly stamped,  or have no stampings for size.
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