Large tool rolls came with a ball peen hammer. It is not unusual for hammers to be missing from tool rolls, and they don't appear often on auction sites.
The early rolls had a Maruki hammer, with the Maruki logo and MARUKI on one side of the head, and #1 inside a square on the other. The #1 indicates a 1 pound hammer.
Later rolls had the OH hammer, One Hand is the brand. The logo, an O overlaid with an H was on one side of the head, and 450g and 1 on the other, indicating 450 grams or 1 pound.
The hammer was phased out of later tool kits: the medium size tool roll, and the zipper pouch kit. However, the OH hammer was still available from Toyota. The hammers in the kits did not have marked handles, later hammers had TOYOTA MOTOR in blue, and later still TOYOTA in blue on the handle.
While vintage Maruki and OH hammers are hard to find, new OH hammers are available both from Toyota and elsewhere. The attachment in the first post describes how to order Toyota service tools, including the hammer, from Japan. The Toyota hammer, part number 09051-1C100, has the OH logo on the head and TOYOTA in blue on the handle.
OH hammers are made by Oetchi Industrial Co., Ltd., also known as O.H. Industrial Co. Although their web site, http://www.ohnet.co.jp/ is in Japanese, it translates well using the Chrome browser. The cover of their current, 44 page catalog, includes that familiar looking hammer.
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OH offers a wide selection of ball peen hammers in various sizes, materials, and handles. The wood handle, 1 pound hammer in the tool roll is item HK-10.
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OH hammers are available from several online sites (no affiliation). Some points to note:
- Shipping from Japan is not insignificant and can vary widely by seller
- Read the descriptions closely since there are several hammers that look very similar
- Although the pictures show hammers with painted handle markings, the few I've ordered all came with the adhesive label instead.
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Large tool rolls came with three, tang-through, wood handle screwdrivers. It is not uncommon for these to have condition issues (cracked handles, bent shafts, ground tips), or for one or more to be missing. Screwdrivers can be difficult to replace; when they do appear on auction sites, it is usually as part of a larger kit, rather than as individual items. These screwdrivers were included:
Although the cross head screwdriver looks like a Phillips drive, it is actually JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard). JIS drives are different from Phillips; while Phillips drives are designed to cam out, JIS drives are not. Using a Phillips drive on JIS screws can damage the screws. The Vessel Tools web site has additional information about JIS.
- 150mm shaft, 8mm Slotted Tip (-)
- 75mm shaft, 5.5mm Slotted Tip (-)
- 100mm shaft, No. 2 Cross Head (+)
Screwdrivers in large tool rolls were marked TOYOTA MOTOR on the shaft. The same wood handle screwdrivers were also included in medium tool rolls, however these were marked TOYOTA MOTOR on the ferrule. Wood handle screwdrivers were replaced in zipper bag tool kits by a plastic handle screwdriver with a 2-ended insert. Early plastic handles were clear yellow, later changed to opaque black.
Although separate screw drivers were phased out of tool kits, they are still available from Toyota. The wood handle models were initially replaced by hard plastic handle versions.
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Later these were replaced by the soft grip versions available today:
The current screwdrivers appear to be from the Megadora line of Vessel screwdrivers. The cross-head and large flat blade are still tang-through, and the top of the shafts are hex-shaped to allow turning by wrench. The small flat blade has a knurled shaft.
- 09041-1C530 Screwdriver, 150mm, Slotted (-)
- 09041-1C510 Screwdriver, 75mm, Slotted (-)
- 09041-1C120 Screwdriver, 100mm, No. 2 (+)
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Although these are excellent screwdrivers, they may not be the best replacement choice for a tool kit, for several reasons:
Even if the ultimate goal is a complete set of original screwdrivers, good replacements in the meantime can fill gaps in the tool kit until originals are found. Like the originals, the replacements considered below are all tools from Japan. To match original screwdrivers, replacements should have all or most of these design features:
- The dimensions of these replacements are different than the originals; the handles are larger and may not fit the tool roll. Additionally, while the wood handle screwdriver slides easily through the canvas loop, the soft grip holds to the inside of the canvas loop, making it difficult to insert or remove the screwdriver.
- Since they don’t match the original screwdrivers, replacing one or two missing originals results in a mixed set.
- Wood handle screwdrivers are better to keep that classic look of the original tool kit.
KTC (Kyoto Tool Company) supplied the original tools for the tool kits; they still offer wood handle screwdrivers similar to the originals. Can you spot the replacements?
- Light color wood (Maple); fluted handle with six lateral grooves
- Tang-through, with adequate end cap
- Pinned through the ferrule
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From top to bottom:
Although the KTC screwdrivers are close, they do not fully match the originals:
- KTC, 150mm (-)
- Original, 150mm (-)
- KTC, No. 2 (+)
- Original, No. 2 (+)
- Original, 75mm (-)
- KTC, 75mm (-)
The search for replacement screwdrivers continues with review of Vessel, Top, and Annex brands; this post will be updated with additional findings.
- Ferrule is crimped, rather than pinned
- Significantly larger end cap than original
- 75mm slotted; handle is noticeably smaller than original
What do you think a ball park figure would be for a price if not to ridiculous I would buy one, keep me posted well thought out. Best
I'm actually getting close to having these available now! I'm working on two versions, one that is going to be as faithful a representation as I can make, which will be kind of spendy at $90-100 each, and I figure is really only for the sticklers & concourse resto guys, and then one that will be a more of a work roll, that will be affordable, and look the part, but one that people won't mind actually throwing into the truck & using. I'm almost ready to go on the nice one now.