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02-21-2018 09:51 PM

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I am confident somebody on this forum will bring me the answer. What is this tool. I found it in the basement wall while I was doing some renovation

Thank you in advance, A

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#1 posted 02-21-2018 10:04 PM

I would go with a Line-up Pry Bar or Pry Bar Crevice Tool.
common construction tool – not very expensive.


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#2 posted 02-21-2018 10:06 PM

Going to be on the more expensive side as it’s Grainger, but here is similar.

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 10:25 PM

It is a pry bar. Nice one. You can use it to pry apart pallets.

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#4 posted 02-21-2018 10:34 PM

Hard to tell next to that pry bar but,
it looks like an aluminum rule :)

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#5 posted 02-21-2018 10:48 PM

Be easier to tell if you zoomed out a bit, but I think it’s a table, used for setting things like pry bars and rulers on top of. :) Sorry I’m feeling snarky today.

It’s a ‘rolling head pry par’ the tapered end is used like a drift pin to line up holes of things to be bolted together and such and the other end for prying things apart of course, and persuading things into position.

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 10:51 PM

Really an automotive tool than a construction one. I bought a couple different sizes at NAPA.

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#7 posted 02-22-2018 12:00 AM

Thank you all for you replies. Greatly appreciated.

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#8 posted 02-22-2018 01:38 PM

Looks to me with the tapered end the original design is for aligning something. You would pry the two steel pieces like beams so they are close then drop the tapered end in the hole to align them before dropping a bolt in.

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#9 posted 02-22-2018 01:43 PM

Maybe fridge can chime in. I’m sure most of us already know what his description would be. ........... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#10 posted 02-22-2018 02:31 PM

Ted & GT350 got it. The tapered end is referred to as the spud end. At least thats what the iron workers i know call it. Youll see that on the end of an adjustable spud wrench as well.

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#11 posted 02-22-2018 02:39 PM

Iron workers use bull pins to align the holes in steel sections that will be bolted together. This looks like it would have similar use, but not sure this one is specific to iron work. Bull pins have a peened head to strike with a hammer.

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#12 posted 02-22-2018 06:06 PM

very informative, tx

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