A Needle Nose Plier On Steroids

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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 10-03-2014 01:21 PM 1583 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

“Attempting to play ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ by one’s self is a waste of time.” -handsawgeek

I have a fascination for unique and unusual tools.

This one certainly fits the bill, even though it’s not a woodworking tool.

It was one of the items included in that oft-talked about box of tools inherited from grandfather.

On one end – a normal needle-nose plier…

On the other – a honking long handle!

I’m totally not sure for what particular application this tool was used, but I suspect that it had something to do with cars of yesteryear.

It looks more like a device that an evil mad scientist would have used to perform some of the more delicate tasks in his bid to take over the world.

But, that’s just me.

Actually, such a tool would have proven very handy back in the old TV repair days. Insulate the handles of this baby with Plasti-Dip and work at a safe distance from that evil High Voltage Supply!

For now, I find it useful for extracting confessions out of….…..sawdustike! Bwahahahahaha…..

-- Ed

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#1 posted 10-03-2014 08:07 PM

I think they are tongs used for blacksmithing.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#2 posted 10-03-2014 10:00 PM

Very possible.. I hadn’t thought of that.

-- Ed

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#3 posted 10-03-2014 10:06 PM

I have a pair similar, their application for me is for retreiving electrical wires from within wall cavities.
The handles on ours are insulated, and I would not recommend going anywhere near EHT with them.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 10-04-2014 12:43 AM

I second the blacksmith (bladesmith) tongs. And a very nice set!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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