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Old 10-11-2019, 10:18 PM
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Help identify this tool


Hanging on the wall of a place I ate tonight. Its about 3 feel long. Looks like its designed to provide a lot of pressure on the business end. It looks somewhat like a giant staple remover.

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-imag...79c4c2af9.jpeg

https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-imag...fdfde65_l.jpeg

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Old 10-11-2019, 10:44 PM
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Chain pliers.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:46 PM
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I don't know, but my guess was going to be a farrier tool like horseshoe nail remover.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:46 PM
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Looks like a very old bolt cutter or metal shear of some kind. The head provides compound leverage for cutting metal. I've seen compound metal shears like that with only a little different head. That one looks more like it is for cutting something like a bolt or notching heavy sheet metal.
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Old 10-11-2019, 10:49 PM
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I don't know, but my guess was going to be a farrier tool like horseshoe nail remover.
It's not the exact same design, but, for example, this looks somewhat similar.
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I think Dickerman got it in one. This "vintage chain repair pliers" seems to have the exact same head.
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Old 10-11-2019, 11:38 PM
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For example: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...ong-1788780964
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Ah, that does look a lot closer.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:02 AM
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Yep, seems to be it. Funny, they had like things grouped together. So I figured it might have something to do with the oil industry.

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Old 10-12-2019, 09:20 AM
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The oil industry uses chains.
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