OT - Tool of the month

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Ok what was this tool used for...the handles are same as pliers..but what was the head mean to do?Image Could Not Be Found
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Reply By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:50

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:50
looks a little kinky!!!!
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:00

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:00
get your brains above your navel Stefan
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Reply By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:50

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:50
My Dentist !!, has one off those!..... Ah! the pain.



Cheers Axle.



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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:01

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:01
its crossed my mind as well but I dont think so
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Reply By: equinox - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:56

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 18:56
Surclip Pliers??

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:02

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:02
movement and pins work wrong way i reckon
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Reply By: Stu & "Bob" - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:00

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:00
Used for removing and replacing oil seals, perhaps?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:02

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:02
how would that work?
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Reply By: Dunaruna - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:02

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:02
Some sort of swaging tool, telecommunications maybe?
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn G (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:51

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:51
Looks a bit like fencing pliers ! but they arent !

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:06

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:06
yep certainly do Gleen I also thought of that but overall length including handles is only 7 maybe 8 inches.......tad small i reckon

sorry about the pic clarity but all i had was mobile phone camera
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Reply By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:56

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 19:56
Where is Lucky and Roachie when you need them??

The amount of repairs those two have done to their Lard arse vehicles they would have had to have used one of these LOL

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:07

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:07
your gunna get it!!!!! hahahaha
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Reply By: Member - Michael J (SA) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:02

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:02
Easy,

It's a 'whatsit', maybe known as a 'thing-a-me-bob'......

as in "pass me that whatsit/thingamebob"

every shed has one, at least I did until my son borrowed it...LOL LOL


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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:07

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:07
your right for most of my GOOD tools
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Follow Up By: stefan P (Penrith NSW) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:09

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:09
'at least I did until my son borrowed it...LOL LOL'

How true is that!!!!!

I think my old man set up my first tool kit!!! bit by bit ha ha ha
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:16

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:16
Made my frst tool kit the same way!!.:)), But still remember that size 10 up the cyber!!....lol.
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Reply By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:22

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:22
they work the same way as standard pliers ..ie the jaws close when closing the handles...meaning that most outside circlip pliers open when closing the handles together.

also the force is wrong for the two protruding "hooks/pins"??? closing the handles......

also the tip measurement across the top tip to tip is about 1.s5 inches maybe 1.5 when closed from memory
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:24

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:24
its gunna take an old f@rt to tell us....i have no idea cos i'm too young
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:25

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:25
1.5 inches????
Are we not a metricated society???
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Follow Up By: Kev & Darkie - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:26

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:26
Then it is definately something for both Roachie and Lucky to answer cause they are old farts aren't they hehehehehehehehe


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Follow Up By: Member - Luke (SA) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:30

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:30
kev

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:58

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:58
yes i am metricated, when it comes to most metric stuff (exception is fuel economy of cars...my mind still works in miles /gallon)

but this is an old tool and was most surely made when we were imperial...

John (vic) for you info only, go get some say 6mm copper pipe from europe and then some from Oz you'll find our so called 6 mm copper pipe is still 1/4", our 3/8" copper pipe is still 3/8" and not the equivalent of euro metric and on it goes right through range...we just call it 6mm when in fact its still imperial

also some bolts and nuts we buy at hardware stores are still either metric or imperial...it will be with us for a long time

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:03

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:03
I was being sarcastic Nudie :-)

Being a Fitter and Turner in a previous life I am more than comfortable with working in either metric or imperial and feeling the frustration with the exact points on piping etc you make.
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Reply By: Member - Luke (SA) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:28

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 20:28
Reading the heading I thought you were going to own up to being a tool this month lol


I have no idea what they are for. If only there was a picture google

Cheers Luke
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 23:59

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 23:59
Hey Luke,

Do you mind changing your signature block? I'm not sure it is appropriate for a public forum.

Thanks,

Matt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Keith C (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:46

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:46
G/day Luke, seems like Im not the only one to not like your tag. Cant understand why the moderator hasn`t scrubbed it .

Keith C.
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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:30

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:30
hmmmm..........tis a little bit rude on a public forum.

Mind you, if it said landy, nissan or jeep - the two complaints above might not be here.
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:06

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:06
OzTroopy,

Couldn't care less about Toyota slanging.

I've owned both brands and I think Nissan builds great 4WDs (like a lot of people, a big diesel in the current GUs and I would have one tomorrow). I find the whole Nissan v Toyota thing a bit dull actually.

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Matt.
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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:25

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:25
Good for you. I have always bought the best vehicle, best suited to my needs, regardless of brand, as well.

( been quite a weird collection, now I think about it...lol )

If everybody did it that way, there would probably be a lot less agro on the roads and forums.
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Reply By: SoloGirl - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:13

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:13
It's for putting small metal rings in leather (possibly) like the rings that shoelaces go through boots? Eyelets?

Just a Blonde's suggestion, of course.....
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Follow Up By: Steve from Top End Explorer Tours - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:52

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:52
Hey SoloGirl.

You got me thinking and i ended up with a head ache. LOL

So I googled cobblers tools and found this interesting site, some of you tool buffs might find interesting.

Davistown Museum

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:44

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:44
Cool site Steve I reckon a visit there would be fun
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Reply By: Member - Footloose - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:31

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:31
Wire insulation strippers ?
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 09:12

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 09:12
nope
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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:20

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:20
Damn............looking at the bevelled edge on the outside of the jaw under the pins, I was thinking electrical / communications, cutting and crimping tool.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:49

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:49
well put it this way..i use electrical crimps a lot and mate has comunnications crimps...and its nothing like i have seen nor him
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Reply By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:38

Saturday, Apr 12, 2008 at 22:38
Theyre fencing pliers

I thought you had started a thread about Lucy when I saw the heading
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 09:05

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 09:05
too small Bonz
"both hooks" wouldnt be strong enough to do what is required.
fencong pliers only have one (1) hook dont they?
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:05

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:05
I was thinking fencing pliers also???

Maybe for small fences :-))
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 16:50

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 16:50
yes! These are fending pliers/tool mind you theyre only 250mm

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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:31

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:31
Fending tool Bonz? Do they keep the tools away? Might get a set then.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:35

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:35
Thats enough from you
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:12

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:12
Tool of the Month ??

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Follow Up By: Hairy (NT) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:30

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:30
You took the words right out of my mouth!!!!!!
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Reply By: Philip A - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:27

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 10:27
An in focus photo would help.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 12:36

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 12:36
yes it would ...wouldnt it....but that might make it too easy
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Reply By: The Geriatric Gypsies - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:21

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 11:21
goodday no1
do they have a cutting edge or are they different size gripping edges
they almost look like something a cobbler(boot / shoe repairer )would use
or a very early crimping tool for copper crimps

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 12:40

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 12:40
no...no cutting edge except for single strand wire cutter in centre of jwas down by the bearing pin

every thing else inside the jaws look like crimping stuff as you say except for those two outward pins/spurs or whatever they are at the top
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Reply By: Dirty Smitty - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:30

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:30
Fencing Pliers. With Swaging (spelling?) notches.
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:52

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:52
too smal i recon...only 7" or 8" long including handle...need a bit more leverage for fencing pliers

what would ye swag on a fence anyway
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Reply By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:57

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 13:57
OK.......if its not for fencing, electrical, communication or cobblering....how about plumbing.

The pin area is for deburring cut metal piping edges...??????????
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:52

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 14:52
need a sharp cutter to de=bur...nothing sharp on that tool
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 16:44

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 16:44
Something farmers use on their sheep?

Something for improving the focus on cameras?

Whatever, it looks like a must-have item for the workshop....
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 16:51

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 16:51
yer joc I agree I sure NEED a pair of them
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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:25

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 18:25
hey Guys
i have no idea what they are used for either...thats why i asked hoping to get a real answer from some of the learned folks on here
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Reply By: Member - Nev (TAS) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:53

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 17:53
Hi there,

It is obviously a A wigwam for a goose’s bridle!!!!!! lol

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Follow Up By: OzTroopy - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 22:13

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 22:13
showing your age with that one - good to hear it again
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Reply By: Member - Glenn G (QLD) - Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 21:50

Sunday, Apr 13, 2008 at 21:50
A fishing lure ?

Giffo
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