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Bolt head tongs


Rob Toneguzzo

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I have gone a little bit tong mad of late because I became sick of dropping hot steel from incorrect fitting makeshift/improvised/dodgy tongs.

 

These bolt tongs are the third (and hardest) tongs I have made so far but i am very happy and they hold square and round bar much more securley.

 

A long way from perfect but i am happy with them.

 

Took me about 4 hours but i feel time well spent.

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They're some damn good looking tongs, Mate! Far tidier than mine, I just rivet two bits of flat steel together, get the end hot, twist it 90 degrees and batter the jaws to fit whatever. It works, but they certainly don't look anywhere near as good as yours.

 

Excellent work, if you were a bit nearer the UK we could be doing a bit of business!

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They're some damn good looking tongs, Mate! Far tidier than mine, I just rivet two bits of flat steel together, get the end hot, twist it 90 degrees and batter the jaws to fit whatever. It works, but they certainly don't look anywhere near as good as yours.

Excellent work, if you were a bit nearer the UK we could be doing a bit of business!

Ha, thanks heaps mate..if I was nearer the UK we could drink some beer and make some together! Edited by Rob Toneguzzo

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Ha, thanks heaps mate..if I was nearer the UK we could drink some beer and make some together!

Sounds like a plan, Mate, if I ever get any nearer I'll give you a shout!

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Good lookin' stuff !! B)

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Holy smokes dude! Did I read that right? That's only the third set you've made?

They look freaking brilliant.

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Thanks fellas. Tried them today making a bottle opener. Held round stock very well. Happy.

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Nice work Rob! I've been meaning to make some small diameter bolt tongs recently and haven't worked up the gumption to bother.

I bet those tongs your making are really rewarding.

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