Artisan Tool & Die, was [CR]Looking for KKT dustcap tool

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Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 21:09:21 -0400
From: "Harvey M Sachs" <>
To: Classic Rendezvous <>,
Subject: Artisan Tool & Die, was [CR]Looking for KKT dustcap tool

John Thompson wrote:

I have a double-ended Campy/KKT dustcap wrench from Artisan Tool & Die. Maybe you can find one gathering dust in a shop someplace? +++++++++++++++ Now you may not have yet realized just how long the ATD question has been festering in your own cerebrospinal fluid, but I actually met the proprietor of ATD, and tell some things, but not all. Yup, there's stuff I dont know about them and some other areas of knowledge... :-)

ATD was a sheet metal shop, primarily a supplier of parts to the auto industry, in one of the Cleveland suburbs when we lived in the area (1974 - 1976). They somehow decided to diversify into areas that might have more profit margin (I guess) than the auto biz, and made both tools and decent rollers - I kept mine for a couple of decades. Real good workers with sheet stock, although I didn't find their peanut butter wrench as sturdy as some. Somehow, the owner and I got together one day when I was teaching at Case Western Reserve. I wanted to know what they were doing, and he wanted advice on colleges. We had a great visit, and at the end he insisted on giving me a very fine knock off of the Park truing stand. I still have some of the tools, and they always bring back nice memories.

harvey sachs
mcLean va