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New Tongs for Holding Punches, Chisels, etc.


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I seemed to have missed this topic. Great idea John. I've been wanting some punch tongs and tools for them for a while so I can get my hand farther away from the hot stock. I don't like wearing a glove so I thought they would be a good alternative.  I really like the cam idea. I haven't tried making any because of the problem with variation in sizes of the tools and jaws as you pointed out. You've found a pretty elegant solution. Kudos. 

Pnut

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That is a very interesting thought. Before I do that, however, I want to see if adjustments to the jaws and the reins will eliminate the problem. I just need to get another cylinder of oxygen for the oxypropane torch first.

I like your thinking, though.

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