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Offline jimwrench

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Sickle bar section remover
« on: June 14, 2011, 02:33:04 PM »
 Bought this tool yesterday. Tag said (sickle bar section remover). It may have usage to remove knives from a sickle bar but I assume it is also used to detatch chain. Maker or model seems to be (Queen) Haven't found this reference. Can someone confirm usage or have experience with this tool.
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Re: Sickle bar section remover
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 08:51:43 PM »
It's claimed to be a useful device by every manufacturer who made a version.

The concept of the tool is to function as an anvil for knocking rivets out of a knifebar and riveting new knives into place.  The 3 slots on the right are supposedly very useful to take wows out of bent bars.

Reality seems to be a little different from concept though, and most discussion of these devices I've been involved in or overheard usually involved some dang fine cussin, a bit of hammer throwing, and replacement of the "tool" by a rock or hunk of railroad iron.

My personal preference always went to a 6" chunk of rail with a few appropriate holes drilled in it.

You often find these "tools" in 2 or more pieces indicating some farmer delivered a fatal blow with a large hammer.

Sometimes you find them in rich people's houses with felt pads on the feet and all painted up.  I have no idea what purpose they serve there.
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Re: Sickle bar section remover
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 10:30:19 PM »
It's claimed to be a useful device by every manufacturer who made a version.

Sometimes you find them in rich people's houses with felt pads on the feet and all painted up.  I have no idea what purpose they serve there.

Doorstop?