This is an interesting...uh...thing
By - TummyPuppy
Make shift vice grip slide hammer? I mean, it should work.
They work amazingly well when they're needed.
Here’s a commercial version: https://www.toolweb.com/ast78415.html
I made one a few years ago to get CV shafts out of my truck. Worked great.
You haven't seen interesting until you've seen what linemen do. I once saw a blow torch on the end of a hot stick to melt ice on a switch.
I've duct taped one to the end of a roof shovel pole in order to kill of tent caterpillars. (Idk what the proper name for the snow removal thing is)
A roof rake?
Yeah, that. Couldn't think of the name
It’s not stupid if it works...
I would buy that.
These are not stupid and plenty of people in my trade have these, these are a necessity on some jobs. They’re modified dowel/shroud pullers for when you need to pull metal shrouds out of grooves caked in shit or when you blow out a dowel that’s halfway out.
Considering the eyelet on the end it’s a shroud puller.
Yep! I made a similar one for pulling compressor valves. And stuck pins A good portion of the toolbox/service truck Is full Of custom and hand built tooling. I have all kinds of strong backs and pullers that I’ve fabricated over the years.
That’s awesome! I appreciate the explanation.
I'm pretty sure it's for pulling teeth
Made one similar for pulling a stuck cv axle.
Looks better than the slide hammer I have lol
That is the slap jaws of life, if this doesn't break it loose, the world ends.
Oh yeah, we got a thinker on board.
These work amazingly well. Used them a lot in The injection molding industry when parts got stuck I. The molds.
Yep odd as it may sound, slide hammer vice grips is not an unusual contraption. Many stuck items have been freed with this last ditch effort tool.
I've made one of these before. Works well.