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Offline oldgoaly

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Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« on: December 07, 2016, 06:32:26 AM »
Pexto, Whitney Jensen, Niagara, Malco made them anyone else?
Also they look a lot like a glass pliars too!

a pic of my Pexto (older one) and Whitney Jensen pairs
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Re: Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2016, 02:58:02 PM »
Hello, Oldgoaly. Around here the tin knockers call them tongs. Another maker would be Fairmount, they made (and probably still do make) straight & offset tongs. Regards, Lou
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Re: Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2016, 05:38:36 PM »
tongs to a smith would be a whole bunch of various tipped tools,
to a tin smith? roofing tongs were common at one time, top left of the back of the cart.
For 30 plus years the Whitney punches were always in the way or hiding. A few months ago I came up with a simple bracket to hang them on the back of the s/m tool cart. Why in the hell I didn't think of it 30 or 29 or 28 ..... Sure feel dumb not to have! They slip in and out so easy!
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Re: Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 05:03:49 AM »
Hello, Oldgoaly. Here is a link to what I was thinking of, it shows some tongs and hand seamers. Regards, Lou          http://www.everhardroofingtools.com/main/products/Tongs.asp
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Re: Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 08:15:21 AM »
Thanks for the info Lou! learned something.
Some of those look like Malco's  even the number starts with "ma-xxxx"
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Re: Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 07:21:51 PM »
These are actually called hand seamers in all the sheet metal text books. A duck bill is a type of snips.

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Re: Sheet Metal Flanging pliars aka duckbills
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 04:50:14 AM »
No glass pliers like those seamers, to my knowledge.

I've worked lots of glass. I've never seen anything like those  in a catalog or In the warehouse.

Chilly