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sisemen
24th Apr 2012, 10:12
I'm sure that someone out there in pprune land knows what this gizmo is

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/P1010067.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/P1010066.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c92/allan907/P1010070.jpg



It's got me beat. What looks like plier jaws isn't - they don't open

radeng
24th Apr 2012, 10:15
A cable insulation stripper?

Storminnorm
24th Apr 2012, 10:28
It's a cable cutter device. And it's adjustable.

Hydromet
24th Apr 2012, 10:34
Could be a saw set. It looks like the jaws slide over the blade, and when the handles are squeezed the piece with the scale on it pushes the tooth to the side. The small screw seems to adjust the set of the tooth. The piece held by the larger screw controls the depth it sits on the blade, adjustable for different sized teeth.
I'll see if I can confirm, but I'm pretty sure that's what it is.

Later: Yep, Garanto Fein saw set.

MagnusP
24th Apr 2012, 10:40
Hydromet has it. There's a (different make) saw set on fleabay, but looks almost identical.

Storminnorm
24th Apr 2012, 10:42
Well. We live and learn!!

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 10:46
Here be the buggah 9 down on the page,described as a Saw Set,
I cheated ,I know I'm sorry.:(
Tool Exchange - Saw Sets (http://www.thetoolexchange.com.au/Saw-Sets.html)

Hydromet
24th Apr 2012, 10:47
Slight correction: It's an Ahrems Good Line saw set. Looks almost identical to the Garanto Fein.

Ancient Mariner
24th Apr 2012, 10:49
Cool, I have one exactly like that and I have been wondering about its purpose. Now I know. Thanks guys!
Per

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 10:54
My turn my turn!! woss this thing then.:rolleyes:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/2012-04-2411-51-27865.jpg

Lightning Mate
24th Apr 2012, 10:57
Looks like a 20p piece to me.

Ancient Mariner
24th Apr 2012, 11:00
A mouse?
Per

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 11:07
tsk! tsk! tsk! come on chaps.:= :rolleyes:

Buster Hyman
24th Apr 2012, 11:23
It's a .jpg file.

hvogt
24th Apr 2012, 11:24
A male/female hex spacer?

Ancient Mariner
24th Apr 2012, 11:24
Ok then, a serious try. Don't know the correct English terme, but a gauge to check internal diameters?
Per

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 11:30
It has a sinister spiral cut at the tip,one means sinister in the real meaning of the word.
:rolleyes:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/2012-04-2411-57-47238.jpg

MagnusP
24th Apr 2012, 11:31
Cable wrap tool.

crippen
24th Apr 2012, 11:32
It is a wire un-wrapping tool,used to unwrap wire from around a solderless pin on a printed circuit board.

https://b2b.harting.com/Webhelp/EGds/WebHelp/Images/gwickel1.gif

green granite
24th Apr 2012, 11:34
It's a tool for wire wrapping around a post on a PCB

green granite
24th Apr 2012, 11:34
SNAP..............................

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 11:35
Buggah!yer tiz a cable unwrap tool,:(
That didn't last long.

lomapaseo
24th Apr 2012, 11:37
an ear awl for dislodging ear wax

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 11:39
Here's one I did earlier.:rolleyes:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/800px-Computerplatine_Wire-wrap_backplane_detail_Z80_Doppel-Europa-Format_1977.jpg

MagnusP
24th Apr 2012, 11:45
Be a right bugga to fault-find, FSL.

Lightning Mate
24th Apr 2012, 11:48
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu82/Lightning_29/pic320.jpg

Cpt_Pugwash
24th Apr 2012, 11:49
Twas indeed, Magnus. Those piccies took me back to my days at 30MU, the Ferranti INAS was full of those connections.

Edit: I recall we had a shuftiscope to visually check the integrity of the wraps, like jewellers loupe with a slim stem with prism at the end.

MagnusP
24th Apr 2012, 11:49
Toenail clippers. :p

vulcanised
24th Apr 2012, 11:51
Watch out for pointy hats circling !

MagnusP
24th Apr 2012, 11:53
Capt Pugwash, I used to use wire wraps to breadboard small bits of design for astronomical instruments, but for reliability (and ease of fault-finding 14000 above sea level!) we always used through-hole plated (and later multi-layer PCBs for the final kit. Fun and games.

crippen
24th Apr 2012, 11:58
an ear awl for dislodging ear wax

This is an ear wax remover.

http://teakdoor.com/Gallery/albums/userpics/29301/normal_Picture.jpg



5 Bht in all markets in Thailand!

Lightning Mate
24th Apr 2012, 12:18
Toenail clippers. http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/tongue.gif

It might fit your toenails mate, but prolly not the rest of us. :E

sisemen
24th Apr 2012, 12:37
Thanks guys for getting the mystery object. Mrs Sisemen also sends her thanks ('twas from her dad's (deceased) collection).

OFSO
24th Apr 2012, 12:49
Cable/wire wrapper, and further more I found one up the road (after Telefonica man left) and pasted a photo of it on PPRuNe 'couple of years back. Mine wot I found had a winder on one end and a de-winder on the other. Fancy !

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 12:49
We used wire wrap terminations on one of the systems we installed on the Tyneside Metro,it terminated up to twelve ten pair cables and two twenty five pair cables, twere a buggah if you got one conductor on the wrong pin right at the start,still it were a lot quicker than the old soldering iron.
:uhoh:

handsfree
24th Apr 2012, 12:53
Whoever said it's a wire unwrapping tool is correct.
Got one somewhere and used it thousands of times in telephone exchanges.

And here is how you do it !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLt6a6_Rm20

tony draper
24th Apr 2012, 14:57
Good to hear the proper terminology for cable size,16,18,20, 22,26, gauge ect again instead of all this dammed furrin mm nonesense.
:rolleyes:

radeng
24th Apr 2012, 15:24
Bit of a trouble when talking to Americans, though, 'cos their wire sizes are different.

Halfbaked_Boy
24th Apr 2012, 19:59
In response to the first picture in this thread...

A pair of pliers?

God loves a trier...

Lightning Mate
25th Apr 2012, 07:15
Any takers for post #26 ?

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 07:22
Broken zip fettler? :rolleyes:
We need a clue

handsfree
25th Apr 2012, 07:28
Another view of Post #26

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/poodlejumpy/pic320a.jpg

It's obvious now, isn't it ?

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 07:34
Hmmm no it int,seems more for clamping crimping or nipping summat rather than cutting.
Fitting connectors on the end of cables?.
:)

im from uranus
25th Apr 2012, 07:43
Typewriter repair tool of some kind? :confused:

Is this a new game? Open house if correct :O

Lightning Mate
25th Apr 2012, 07:48
Typewriter repair tool of some kind? http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/confused.gif

:D:D

Next............

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 07:51
Tint fair, only Typewriter fettler would know that.:rolleyes:

Hydromet
25th Apr 2012, 07:51
Interesting looking tool. Any explanation of how it works/what it does please?

im from uranus
25th Apr 2012, 07:58
No idea how it works, saw one many moons ago in an antique shop. :cool: Suppose I have the ex wife to thank for dragging me around every shop that littered the High St, no matter where we visited.

txdmy1
25th Apr 2012, 09:33
It may be for fettling bent arms that hold the characters

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 10:00
Here's a easy one for those in then trade so only civilians may guess. := :rolleyes:
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/2012-04-2510-54-51973.jpg

Vizsla
25th Apr 2012, 10:09
Hellman sleeve putter onner

im from uranus
25th Apr 2012, 10:10
Is it an electricians tool for opening 'sleeves' to go over leccy type joints? I am no elecktrishan.....



And a slow typist...

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 10:31
Dunno for sure but I pinched em from the Proctology department at the RVI.
:E

sitigeltfel
25th Apr 2012, 10:32
Looks like an over engineered pair of circlip pliers or piston ring expanders.

Whatever it is, it looks like a fine tool for accidentally squashing ones fingers. :{

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 10:38
Mr V has the right of it, Hellman Pliers,one suspects he is not a civilian.:=

sitigeltfel
25th Apr 2012, 10:42
I googled Hellman Pliers and got many results for "Hellerman Pliers". Are they in any way related or are there special ones for opening Mayonnaise jars? ;)

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 10:49
Hellman is the Geordie spelling Mr Sitig. :rolleyes:

Mechta
25th Apr 2012, 11:56
When I first saw one of these, I was told they were 'honeymoon pliers'...:eek:

handsfree
25th Apr 2012, 12:34
Not unlike Elastrator Forceps - the curse of wee lambs everywhere.
Baa !

radeng
25th Apr 2012, 13:08
Popularly also known as 'virgin urgers'

lomapaseo
25th Apr 2012, 13:40
Are we still looking for an answer for this one ?

http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz216/poodlejumpy/pic320a.jpg

If so it's a ratched pawl suitable for turning something.

My first thoughts were aviation related and a hand starter for a jet engine

lomapaseo
25th Apr 2012, 13:45
It's sometimes hard to tell what picture is still running

Perhaps we need agreement from the original poster, when the challenge is retired ?

For the picture below I beleive that the spike is for temporary mounting into a soft object like a horses hoof

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a194/Deaddogbay/2012-04-2510-54-51973.jpg

sisemen
25th Apr 2012, 13:56
Hmm. I started this thread because I had a piece of kit that I had no idea what it was. To say that I am surprised that it is already 4 pages is an understatement.

The thread seems to have morphed from a finding of information to a challenge.

There are two ways it can go:

It can remain as a thread where items which are a mystery can be solved by the knowledgeable and super sleuths of pprune, or

It can be a test of knowledge much like the "where on earth" etc and similar threads. If so then I would suggest that the same rules apply. One item is put up. Once correctly identified then that person has the right to put another item up or declare open house.

So, I guess that which way this thread goes is up to the users (I have plenty more bits of kit from my wife's dad's eclectic collection which may need answers :E)

vulcanised
25th Apr 2012, 14:23
it is already 4 pages


Wouldn't be surprised if a picture of a brass woodscrew ran to four pages on here.

Slasher
25th Apr 2012, 14:26
I notice that every bloody tool on this thread is nasty enough
to be used by the missus on my plonker if she ever thought it
was inside anyone else but her! :bored:

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 14:35
They dont need no tools to get the job done Mr Slasher.:uhoh:
Altercation Over Parking Spot Ends in Death by Testicular Asphyxiation (http://gawker.com/5904888/altercation-over-parking-spot-ends-in-death-by-testicular-asphyxiation)

ShyTorque
25th Apr 2012, 14:37
Wouldn't be surprised if a picture of a brass woodscrew ran to four pages on here.

Are you sure it's brass? It's more likely to be steel, with brass plating..... ;)

lomapaseo
25th Apr 2012, 14:49
sisemen

The thread seems to have morphed from a finding of information to a challenge.

There are two ways it can go:

It can remain as a thread where items which are a mystery can be solved by the knowledgeable and super sleuths of PPRuNe, or

It can be a test of knowledge much like the "where on earth" etc and similar threads. If so then I would suggest that the same rules apply. One item is put up. Once correctly identified then that person has the right to put another item up or declare open house.

So, I guess that which way this thread goes is up to the users (I have plenty more bits of kit from my wife's dad's eclectic collection which may need answers http://images.ibsrv.net/ibsrv/res/src:www.pprune.org/get/images/smilies/evil.gif

Both suggestions sound similar l:E

but I like the idea anyway of the last one because it has familiar modus operandi :)

sitigeltfel
25th Apr 2012, 14:50
Phillips, Allen, Torx or Slot headed?

ShyTorque
25th Apr 2012, 15:36
Single screw thread, or double?

Sallyann1234
25th Apr 2012, 15:56
Post #62
If it has three prongs, it's a tool for expanding rubber sleeves to slide over electrical connections or similar.

http://www.canford.co.uk/Products/55-601_HELLERMANN-SLEEVE-EXPANDER-TOOL-KIT

Cpt_Pugwash
25th Apr 2012, 16:04
This has four prongs, Handsfree will recognize it...

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr144/pugwash09/pliers003sml.jpg

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr144/pugwash09/pliers005sml.jpg

It only hurts when I get my fingers caught in it ...

sitigeltfel
25th Apr 2012, 18:11
Lamb castrating ring tool.

tony draper
25th Apr 2012, 18:22
Only girlies need a four pronged set of hellerman pliers.:rolleyes:

Cpt_Pugwash
25th Apr 2012, 19:43
Its alternative use is to secure festoon lampholders into plywood panels on our carnival float. This was last years build all ready to roll at Weston-super-Mare.
(750 kVa gennie for WL :))

http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr144/pugwash09/Weston11-1017sml.jpg

Hydromet
25th Apr 2012, 22:16
Drapes, when I saw your post 66 I thought someone had choked on them!

Back Pressure
26th Apr 2012, 08:24
Post #72 is indeed a castration tool for sheep - proper name is Elastrator. Used to use it for fitting bellows onto glass steam valves. Sheep were safe from me.

MadsDad
26th Apr 2012, 14:50
That's a bit posh, Capt Pugwash. We just used to use a chunk of 4x4 (hammers used to shatter the lampholders we found).