It all started one day while my wife and I were running errands, we found this cute little thrift store which had a sign that said they were having a clearance sale and they were closing this store. So we were curious and turned around to check them out. He had a bit of everything from dishes to clocks to electronics to jewelry etc. But of course, I noticed right off that he had a lot of tools and this super cool looking 1 1/2 ton hydraulic bottle hand jack and the brand of it is Sears, which shows it’s age because it’s not Craftsman.
While I was checking this little hand jack I was admiring its pristine condition and I noticed on the bottom of its label it says clearly: Sears Roebuck and Co., made in the USA
And if anybody knows the history of the Sears Company, finding a tool with their name on it without the Craftsman name then you would know how vintage this find really is!!! So I KNEW I had to have it!!! Which is a find because he wanted $15 for it but he sold it to me for $7 !!!
Then something else caught my eye on the same aisle, I found me a set of 7 American Steele vintage chisel set. For me, it was like finding a dinosaur!!!!
I was so BLOWN away to find some good old chisels that I could rely on because having a great set of American Chisels like these certainly make me feel safer when doing a job where a good heavy chisel is required. With these chisels, you can tell I had to grind down where they had been used. But you can also see I left a couple of the chisels where I didn’t grind down where the mushrooming from the chisel being used. Now the reason why you have to grind down the tops of the chisels is a BIG safety issue! It would benefit you and your job to be sure to grind these down on their tops to prevent any flying Steele and also to optimize your work performance of the chisel you are using and also when using a chisel and hammer, you may also need to practice another safety issue, always wear safety glasses when there is Steele on steel contact.
Always be sure that the tops of your chisels are well maintained between times of use. You should keep this in mind for any tool you use.