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Offline Brad in Wisconsin

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odd thin nosed clamp
« 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

Offline lptools

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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #1 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
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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 12:32:06 PM »
Perhaps simply a general-use hand vise?
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Offline gibsontool

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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »
Nut cracker, for sure....
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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2019, 05:59:01 PM »
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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #6 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.
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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2019, 07:15:44 PM »
for very heavy snap rings?
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #8 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?

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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 08:01:59 AM »
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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: odd thin nosed clamp
« Reply #11 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.
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