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Old 04-22-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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Cleaning out some tools my Dad gave me, and I ran across this.

Looks like a wrench handle, with a length of chain. An "O-Ring" is at the end of the chain. Where the chain attaches to the handle, there is a little crescent shaped piece of metal, with teeth in it.

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #2
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chain strap wrench. PLumbers/electricians use it for wrenching large pipes or up close work.

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chain strap wrench. PLumbers/electricians use it for wrenching large pipes or close proximty work.
I have one just like that.
The only negative I find is that it'll crush pipes if you really put some a*s behind it!
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:10 AM   #4
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I'm going to guess its a tool to cut large lead pipe.
Close....... except for the cutting part....lol

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Old 04-22-2012, 10:31 AM   #5
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http://www.reedmfgco.com/index.html?...chain_wrenches
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I'm going to guess its a tool to cut large lead pipe.
Close....... except for the cutting part....lol

I think you are thinking of soil pipe cutters that break/cut cast iron pipe. Big ole' nasty looking tool.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:25 PM   #7
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I've actually used one to remove the glass "mason jar" globe from explosion proof lights when some racked it down too tight.
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I've actually used one to remove the glass "mason jar" globe from explosion proof lights......
Too bad you didn't have one of these. The same Rigid series has one with a 48" strap

For light duty DIY here is a set of Rubber Strap Wrenches:
http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece...set-94119.html
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I think you are thinking of soil pipe cutters that break/cut cast iron pipe. Big ole' nasty looking tool.
Yep that's it
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Too bad you didn't have one of these. The same Rigid series has one with a 48" strap

For light duty DIY here is a set of Rubber Strap Wrenches:
http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piece...set-94119.html
Have one, but it kept slipping. I wrapped the jar in masking tape first to protect me if it broke. The strap kept slipping but the chain "dug in" a bit so it worked.

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