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

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Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 23:43:32 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
Subject: Re: Artisan Tool & Die, was [CR]Looking for KKT dustcap tool
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Harvey M Sachs wrote:
> 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.

They actually seem to still be in business, in Muncie IN:

Artisan Tool & Die, Inc. 3805 W. St. Rd. 28 288-6653 Owner: Doug Mansfield Tool Die and Plastic Injection Molds (from

And yes, I still have a number of their tools. Besides the pedal dustcap wrench, I have their BB/headset wrenches, an adjustable pin spanner, and the wheel truing stand you mention.

John (
Appleton WI USA