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Title: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: amecks on February 12, 2020, 07:34:11 PM
No maker marks visible.  The pliers hold something in the jaws by spring pressure.  Squeezing the pliers opens the jaws. The jaws have a longitudinal slot and a crossway 90 degree slot.  Slightly fuzzy photo shows slots but you can't see that there are (worn) grip serrations in the jaws.
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Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: skipskip on February 13, 2020, 12:28:48 AM
snap ring pliers, I believe

Skip
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: oldgoaly on February 13, 2020, 07:34:31 AM
o-ring installation tool?
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: J.A.F.E. on February 13, 2020, 12:52:42 PM
o-ring installation tool?

I believe that is correct. I have a similar pair and have always considered them to be for O-rings. They work well in that capacity for me at least.
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Bill Houghton on February 13, 2020, 01:52:30 PM
How do they work, then?
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: lptools on February 13, 2020, 03:46:20 PM
At first I thought Horse Shoe Lock Ring Pliers, but those have serrations on the outside of the jaws. Possibly a medical/laboratory use? Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Papaw on February 13, 2020, 05:52:21 PM
Could be medical, but also could be used as a roach clip ! :grin:
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Yadda on February 13, 2020, 06:21:54 PM
Could be medical, but also could be used as a roach clip ! :grin:

That would be a huge roach!
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Papaw on February 13, 2020, 07:09:02 PM
I wouldn't tell you this story, but Statute of Limitations and all-  Some friends and I once had a pound of "wacky tobaccy" and used a whole package of Top papers to roll up a veritable cigar of a joint and smoked it ! Then we used a piece of fuel hose to hold the roach while we finished it off !
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Bill Houghton on February 13, 2020, 08:18:20 PM
I'm surprised your fingers were steady enough to put the roach in the fuel hose.  I bet the colors were reallllllly cool that night.
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Papaw on February 13, 2020, 08:31:54 PM
There were 4 of us at the beginning , but one left. The other two decided to race their bikes. Triumph against Norton. Three runs where one or the other missed a gear. I took the keys then and we just chilled for a few hours !
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: papadan on February 14, 2020, 05:45:23 PM
There were 4 of us at the beginning , but one left. The other two decided to race their bikes. Triumph against Norton. Three runs where one or the other missed a gear. I took the keys then and we just chilled for a few hours !
I'm gonna tell!!!! ;-)
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Papaw on February 14, 2020, 06:14:34 PM
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I'm gonna tell!!!!

 
Go ahead, but two of the guys have since died, and the other has moved away, and I don't know where.
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: EVILDR235 on February 14, 2020, 06:49:55 PM
I have the same pair of unmarked pliers. Papaw, you didn't tell us who won the race ?

EvilDr235
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: Papaw on February 14, 2020, 08:32:57 PM
They both were winners because I took their keys away so neither would get hurt !
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: EVILDR235 on February 15, 2020, 12:52:24 AM
3 thumbs up.

EvilDr235
Title: Re: Spring tension plier tool
Post by: wvtools on February 18, 2020, 06:11:42 AM
I have a pair of those, and thought they were for holding solder.