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Offline mikeswrenches

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An interesting find at the local flea this morning.
« on: December 12, 2012, 04:53:47 PM »
While wandering around the local flea this morning I ran across a vendor that has had some decent stuff off and on.  Today was a good day.  Laying on his table in plain sight was a Perfect Handle winged screwdriver in very good condition.  Not much rust and the scales were as tight as if they had just been put on.  First one I have run across in the wild.

Does anyone know the significance of the 3 forged on the tip?  I have also had them with a 5.

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Re: An interesting find at the local flea this morning.
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 07:25:08 PM »
It is a size designation similar to #2 Phillips, but various makers used their own scale so they don't match maker to maker.
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Re: An interesting find at the local flea this morning.
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:56:07 PM »
Does it have to do with the length or the tip width.  If I remember(which can be a little problematic) the ones I've seen with a 5 were longer, but I was thinking the tips were about the same.

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