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Blog entry by wichle posted 09-12-2010 06:45 AM 996 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While changing out three overhead chandiliers I sought help from a lighting store near by. The chains holding he lamps need adjusting. I was afraid, these being antiques, that I would damage the chain. The lighting tech was quick to make the fix’s with a pair of these pliers. Spread the link with the tips, squeeze it with the area behind the hinge. Had never see a pair, Had to have one.

These are called “Chain Pliers”. Nifty!

-- Bill, Michigan "People don't come preassebled, but are glued together by life"



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Bearpie

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#1 posted 09-12-2010 08:16 AM

Nifty tool, nice to have but I don’t need one, wait… now that I’ve said it, I’ll probably need it in the next week or two! :-) Hope not!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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BigTiny

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#2 posted 09-12-2010 08:58 AM

I have got to get me a set of these!

What can I say? I’m an incurable toolaholic!

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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docholladay

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#3 posted 09-12-2010 09:55 AM

Now you did it. The company that makes this tool will have an immediate increase in sales because all of us Tool-a-holics will have to have one. Why will we have to have one? Because we need it? No. Because we anticipate that we will need it in the near future? No. Why you say? Because we don’t have one. Does anyone need any other reason to buy any tool.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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William

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#4 posted 09-12-2010 11:00 AM

I honestly DO need a pair of those and didn’t know they existed. What’s the name brand so maybe I can find some. I have hung several chandeliers and usually just get everything adjusted and then cut the excess chain off with bolt cutters.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Kristoffer

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#5 posted 10-04-2010 06:08 AM

My fiance used to use similar tools clamp and remove body jewelry. I never thought of using the tools on chain. Of course, she would have beaten me if I did use them chain.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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poopiekat

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#6 posted 10-06-2010 08:30 PM

Reminds me of the genuine, still-in-the-box Kelsey-Hayes automotive wire-wheel spoke adjusting pliers I got for $2 at a yard sale a few weeks ago. They’ll come in handy when I buy myself a Duesenberg!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 10-07-2010 04:46 PM

Here’s a pic of my Kelsey-Hayes pliers for wire-wheel spoke adjusting. Made by Utica tools for K-H. Just like wichle, I saw it, had to have it. Utica/Kelsey Hayes

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 10-07-2010 04:53 PM

Cool tool looks like it would be a great nut cracker too. LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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