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Thread: What is it?

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    Default What is it?

    I don't know which part of the forum to use, so I'll post here.
    I am currently clearing out my Father-in Law's 5 sheds and have come across a tool that no-one around here can identify. It looks like it is a clamping device but it wouldn't clamp very tightly at all. It has a light "leaf" spring to keep the serrated jaws apart and the locking device looks just like one chain link. The tool is only 120mm (4 3/4") long.

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    Its a lifting grab for either ply or sheet steel, the ring is hit down to wedge onto the material, most likely for ply
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

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    Thank you. It had us stumped.

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    My answer was a wild educated guess but I suspect I'm not too far off the mark, might even have been used for lifting bagged goods as well
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
    Ray

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    I think it's for tying down the corner of a tarpaulin. Also a guess.
    Here's a more modern one

    Tarp holder.jpg
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
    "just because I donít need the lathe doesnít mean the beer isnít cold" - Grand Master Flett

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    I think your closer to the mark than I was
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
    Ray

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    Itís definitely a pulling clamp of some sort.
    For what, I have know idea.

    Cheers Matt.

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