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For the tool collectors

Post by RoninPA » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:52 pm

Anyone comment about this: https://rugerforum.net/tavern/370081-who-has-seen.html

Looks to me to be a brake adjustment tool but maybe someone here knows what it is.
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Re: For the tool collectors

Post by Cirrhitidae » Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:43 pm

Boxwalker had the most reasonable and seemingly knowledgable response. He said "They actually made them for the employees who removed part fixtures to change over the jobs to run different parts. You would put one end between the machine table and the fixture and pry it up so the fixture keys would break loose, like a pry bar."

I was immediately thinking it was a brake spoon or possibly a prybar to separate a tire from a wheel. I didn't know these existed so thank you for adding to my list! :roll: :lol:
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Re: For the tool collectors

Post by RoninPA » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:43 am

Chuck,
Anything to help out a fellow collector :D
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Re: For the tool collectors

Post by Watertender » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:21 pm

I tried looking at the tool you mentioned but the site will not let me on to see it.
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Re: For the tool collectors

Post by Cirrhitidae » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:05 pm

Here ya go. I copied the photo and it isn't mine.
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Re: For the tool collectors

Post by Watertender » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:40 pm

I showed it to a couple of friends that are retired tool and die makers. They said the same thing. You would use it to pull the jigs and fixtures loose from the machines. Dies are made with slightly relieved angles to allow them to press and sequence. I have some very specific built tools that are only used for one particular job. Many times you will buy an old toolbox and in it you will find unmarked items that were hand built by the original owner for a specific purpose. I have some very tiny hammers that are used to make gaskets. I use them to this day. Thanks for showing me the picture Chuck!
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