Upland tools, part of????

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Old 08-06-03, 10:56 AM
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Upland tools, part of????

Anyone know? I came across a load of tools thrown out in my neighborhood and some of them were quite good and I was able to exchange them under warranty.

Have this USA made Upland screwdriver #3164(??) and want to see if I can get it exchanged .

I can't seem to find Upland on the web, so I thought it would jog someone's memory.
 
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Old 08-08-03, 09:44 AM
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I'm still looking, nothing yet .

Hoping someone will recognize this name.
 
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Old 08-08-03, 10:21 AM
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Joe_F:

I did a quick Google search myself and kept coming up with references to "Upland" in a hunting context.
I did see some mention of Upland hunting knives and also a tool for removing chokes on Remington shotguns with a screwdriver attachment.
Didn't think of bookmarking the site but "upland screwdriver" was the search term.

Good luck.
 
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Old 08-08-03, 12:15 PM
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Greg:

I've seen that too, I think it's a different company.

I suppose I can e-mail the major screwdriver folks and ask if they know who it belongs to.

Thanks,
Joe
 
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Old 08-08-03, 06:01 PM
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A screwdriver for a Bristol head screw I have sitting here from when a poster asked about an odd screw has the name "Queen Ant" on the handle. Sounds Asian to me.
Are you sure yours is US?
 
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Old 08-08-03, 06:04 PM
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Regular flat head (well it was, it's pretty wasted now) USA made #3614 Upland brand unit.

I found it, along with a MAC unit and some odd tools and toolbox thrown out on my nightly walk .

Got Mac to swap the unit, got a working grease gun (with grease) along with some other items.

Some tools had tar on them, so I blasted them at work and they look pretty good now.

I'll do some more digging .
 
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Old 08-08-03, 06:10 PM
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You sound like the scrounger that I am.
You must come home with enough good stuff to have to push around an old shopping cart on your walks.
 
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Old 08-08-03, 08:02 PM
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'68 Craftsman toolbox, 3 Suncast hose reels, 2 Craftsman mowers, Little Wonder Edger, 1979 Craftsman snowblower (got it before a discard), Craftsman leaf blower, McCulloch yard blower (my sister got that one from a garage sale), 700A ShopVac, WD0800 Ridgid shop vac, etc, etc, etc.

People throw out some good stuff.
 
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Old 08-09-03, 04:41 AM
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Ya, I know.
I like scrounging bits of steel. I almost built a complete utility trailer out of found metal including the axles.
Five dollars worth of muriatic acid and a couple of sanding discs will make old metal look like new.
 
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Old 08-09-03, 06:36 AM
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My theory ......

Hiya Joe: I have not seen any UPLAND screwdrivers, but I have seen an occasional badly used and very abused UPLAND box-open end combo wrench at a rural and/or farm flea market now and then. If my memory is right the wrenches I saw simply had UPLAND DROP FORGED USA (and size) in stamped box letters on them - no city or state.

I didn't buy any of the UPLAND wrenches I saw. They were beat up and didn't appear to be unique or antique. They looked like plain old farm wrenches to me - similar to those AllisChambers, JohnDeere, InternationalHarvester, Caterpillar, etc etc tools that pop up from time to time.

Even though Allis, Deere, IHC, and Cat have tools - screwdrivers, wrenches, chisels, pry bars, etc etc bearing their name and/or logo they didn't always - usually didn't - make the tool. The tools had their name and or logo but were made by an outside company for them.

I think the UPLAND tool you have is like that. I think it's a tool that was made and stamped for a company with UPLAND in it's name - like one of the old and out of business nut bolt fastener companies in Indiana or Pennsylvannia.

I, for example, have screwdrivers (4-in1 and small pocket size reversibles) with my company name stamped on them. I give them to my regular customers. I didn't make the tool, ENDERES USA did, but their name isn't on the tool. I could also buy wrenches with my name stamped on them, I forgot who made them. (They were imported - I won't put my name on an import).

My "theory" is that you have a tool made FOR an UPLAND company, not an UPLAND made tool - but don't bet on it - I've played too much football without a helmet.

Maybe I'll bump into you or Greg when I'm out on patrol some night.
 
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Old 08-09-03, 01:25 PM
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King:

What part of NJ? My sister lives there...up off Route 78 near Morristown. It's very nice there.

I'm in the NYC 'burbs (all my life).

Upland I believe was a company at one time, and I believe you are correct. It was probably a lesser known name that perhaps got swallowed up by someone.

Most of my tools are Craftsman which are Stanley/KD/Danaher based on the year and type of tool. I've amassed a massive amount of tools by going on Ebay and to various garage/estate sales.

Perhaps the best was the one where I got my "award winning" 1960 Craftsman rollaway box for $50. Sears featured me in their Craftsman Club Magazine about a year ago. (I would post the photo, but I don't think it will show up).

I bought probably several hundred bucks of stuff from this guy, probably worth 10x that on the open market to buy it new. If I bought $100 bucks, he gave me $200 in stuff extra.

I picked up a 1960 Wilton vice he threw out because it was rusted shut. I soaked it in SafeTclean at work, wire brushed the threads and greased it up. Works like new. Wilton couldn't believe the age of the unit when I called to ask.

At the same time I got the box, I made the seller throw in some OEM shop manuals. I flipped them on the Internet for $107 so the toolbox was completely free. It's even got roller bearings on the bottom box and is VERY heavy duty!

The kicker was when I showed the seller the photo of the toolbox all finished. He was shocked it was the same thing. Not perfect, but very presentable .

I LOVE finding stuff like that. The night I got the Craftsman (1968) I was finishing up my walk and ran home to get the keys to my '84 Olds Delta 88 (read: large trunk). I couldn't believe someone would throw that box out.

Actual problem? The drawer lock rod was bent. I tweaked one of the stops with a pliers and it works and locks great .

Again, amazing what folks will pitch. I always have my eyes peeled!

Regards and I'll advise what I find. Home Depot used to swap competitor's tools but stopped
 
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Old 08-09-03, 05:47 PM
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Hiya Joe; I'm a Bergen County kid, Hackensack living large in charge, and a compulsive tool collector - you name it I've got it, and probably 6 or 7 of them .... I go to auctions and sales all the time and I have stumbled onto some really great deals. I have had a couple of heart attacks so I walk each night and usually find something of interest to drag home (wife #3 was one of those finds). My best "dumpster dive" was about two years ago, (on 3rd Avenue in Brooklyn under the Gowanus near the Post Office), and I netted 2 like new chain falls and a Honda light/generator. Morristown is nice - well, I know their jail is. You gave me great advice a while back on fixing one of my company vans.
 
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Old 08-10-03, 07:22 AM
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You're very welcome, glad I could help, and anytime. Feel free to ask again.

I know the area of Brooklyn well---I take it home every day, but usually use the BQE instead. In fact, I got rear ended there about 2 months ago . No one was hurt thank goodness.

I bought out the parts store on Hamilton Avenue by the Battery Tunnel there a few years ago---got some great stuff.

I think I paid $25 for 25 or so SK sockets, big, small, extensions, rachets, etc. My commuting partner and I just got stuck in traffic one day and decided to stop.

I paid like next to nothing for Lisle tools and some Moog balljoints for my Trans Ams. Between that, the estate sale, and the Englishtown Swapmeets, I do very nice .

My main goal is to find three intermediate cabinets for my rollaway toolboxes at a great price (16" depth). I've e-mailed Sears and asked how I can find the damaged/returned ones at a discount .

One of the better finds was a $300+ Snapon air rachet in the street. Fixed it at work with a couple of buddies for .50 cent O-rings.

I almost fell over in the chair when I saw the price from Snapon!

Take care and feel free to browse/ask on my forum anytime...
 
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Old 10-23-03, 02:24 PM
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Thumbs up Omaha

I asked about UPLAND TOOLS at handymanwire.com and got info that they're in Omaha at 402-731-6016 - Upland Tool and Engineering. Good luck!!
 
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Old 10-27-03, 10:52 AM
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Thanks! I appreciate it. I will get on the blower and give them a shout.

Are you Nut and Bolt King with a different handle? (see you are in NJ as well).
 
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Old 10-28-03, 04:43 PM
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Joe_F: FYI; NBK, SalvageCzar, and I are all cousins. I'm officially retired but work part-time for King and Czar, make deliveries, do pick-ups, and do all R&D. No, not Research and Developement ... Refuse & Doughnuts. Hope that Upland 411 was good, got it at that handymanwire site. Now in Jersey, I'm a originally a New Yawker. Ave U in da house! D-Train! LOL
 
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Old 10-29-03, 09:22 AM
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Hi,

Ok good to know. Ya, NBK I think lives out by my sister in Northern NJ.

No, that # was for Upland machine. They didn't make screwdrivers . Thanks for trying though. I wonder who this is. I have seen their items before! .
 
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