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Title: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Brad in Wisconsin on April 14, 2019, 12:11:19 PM
no clue, fellas found at rummage sale,  tightening the screw, pulls jaws together.  one jaw is loose from screw about 8 inches long made of machined steel
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: lptools on April 14, 2019, 12:21:28 PM
Hello, Brad. The tips look like ones on a chain pliers, but those are usually used for opening a chain link. Pretty neat looking tool!! Regards, Lou
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Plyerman on April 14, 2019, 12:32:06 PM
Perhaps simply a general-use hand vise?
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: gibsontool on April 14, 2019, 02:05:23 PM
I can maybe see it being used to pull together roller chain to get a master link in place.
 Cool item, I would have grabbed it for sure.
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Northwoods on April 14, 2019, 02:36:13 PM
Nut cracker, for sure....
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: lptools on April 14, 2019, 05:59:01 PM
Something like this??       


http://thermoformerparts.com/index.php/roller-chain-holder-35-60-chain.html
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: amecks on April 14, 2019, 06:50:48 PM
I was sorely tempted to post nutcracker.  Is there a chain somewhere nearby you can test it on?  It looks like it could work as a chain holder, however the ones I've used are like the link Lou posted; they have a "hook" to the end of the holder jaws.
Al
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: skipskip on April 14, 2019, 07:15:44 PM
for very heavy snap rings?
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Bill Houghton on April 15, 2019, 07:57:44 AM
For an armorer making chain mail?  Or a detail vise for the jeweler to the Hell's Angels?
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Lostmind on April 15, 2019, 08:01:59 AM
for very heavy snap rings?

x2
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Chillylulu on April 29, 2019, 05:49:21 PM
When making certain types of chains, say for a necklace, you use round nose pliers that open when squeezed to make an oval from a ring.

This looks like it would work for that.

Chilly
Title: Re: odd thin nosed clamp
Post by: Papaw on April 29, 2019, 09:00:19 PM
My son makes chain mail and uses simple pliers of two types. Openers and closers.
He says that tool would not be easy to work with, especially when he is making hundreds of chain loops and such.