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Offline lptools

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Tongs? & Eyebolt
« on: May 18, 2017, 04:52:25 PM »
Hello, The tongs measure approx. 18-1/2" long, and the business end has 4 prongs/tines on each side. The eyebolt is approx. 4" long, and appears to have a 5/16-18 threaded end. Any ideas? I bought a box full of these!!!! Regards, Lou

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 06:32:15 PM »
Fireplace tongs? Or for moving hot coals in a forge?
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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 06:43:54 PM »
Hello, Papaw. The tines are only 5/16" diameter, I would be concerned that high heat would distort them. Thanks, Lou

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 06:51:15 PM »
   I was thinking perhaps for grabbing bulk nails.

    most bins had a single tined handle used like a rake to drag the nails.

    the tines looks like that.

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 05:26:06 AM »
I was thinking of nails also. Maybe for taking them out of the shipping keg. That would explain the long length.

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 04:39:47 PM »
Hello, I will go with Nail Tongs. Thanks for the replies, Lou

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 04:41:21 PM »
Now what do I do with the 40 eyebolts that fell into the back of my truck? :-) Regards, Lou

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 05:41:08 PM »
If you need something to do, you could practice picking them up with the tongs. :grin:

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 03:47:03 AM »
Hello, Mike. I tried it, not enough mass in the pile of eyebolts. The only ones that stayed in were the ones that got caught in the eye. Now I am thinking this may not be for nails, it would be too difficult to plunge these into a nail bin, The nails claws I have seen are perpendicular to the handle, and used more like a rake.I will keep searching. Maybe for handling miniature vises? :-) Regards, Lou

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 07:38:36 AM »
I'm still looking for a keg of nails to try the tongs in!!!!!

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 07:23:53 PM »
Try them on oysters, you might have better luck! :grin:
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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 08:23:57 PM »
Hello, Bob. Thanks for solving the mystery!!!! Now, how did Oyster Claws find their way to Central New York???? Thanks again, Lou

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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 08:34:16 PM »
Hello, Bob. Thanks for solving the mystery!!!! Now, how did Oyster Claws find their way to Central New York???? Thanks again, Lou


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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2017, 08:25:30 PM »
I've got a lot of I-bolts off of motors and pumps.  They are screwed into the top for lifting. Those are usually cast, with round eyes.

I dont recall any 5/8 eye bolts with a flattened side in old hanger catalogs, but im still checking.. lots of weird old pipe hangers.The fact that you got a bix full also indicates some kind of hanger attachment.
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Re: Tongs? & Eyebolt
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2017, 10:16:42 AM »
Hello, Chillylulu. Thanks for looking. I brought one to our local hardware seller, and he is not sure what they could have been ordered for. The size of these is 5/16  shank diameter, with a 5/16-18 threaded end. Thanks again, Lou