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04-13-2010, 12:56 PM
made a simple tool from a cutting pliers to open up the folded edge from a door skin....used a bad spot to try it out and it works for me....
I grinded one jaw flat to have support on the side of the door and the other jaw i made a bid sharper so it slides easier under de folded edge....
04-13-2010, 01:10 PM
Thanks! Ben, I have a couple of those finger pinchers that are dull, time to make something useful out of one or two! Nice B3! you will love it! tt
04-13-2010, 02:45 PM
Ben, great idea, thanks for sharing.
I use to use a slot screwdriver that I modified. Heated up the shaft about an inch from the slotted end and bent the end 180 degrees so the end was pointed towards the handle. This would give you a prying action to raise the flange.
04-13-2010, 08:13 PM
Nice job modifying those pliers. Dumb old me, I bought a set new from one of the metal supplers. If I see one of these pliers somewhere, I will get it and modify it like you did and give it to my son.
04-13-2010, 08:56 PM
It looks like some of the nippers I use for horse shoeing. I have a couple I was just going to throw away. Thanks Ben, now I have a use for them.
04-13-2010, 11:35 PM
what kind of pliers are those??
04-13-2010, 11:56 PM
I ain't Ben, but those are commonly referred to as "end nippers". Of course he has the good ones - Knipex :-D Lots of places sell them.
04-14-2010, 08:21 AM
Tim is right it is Knipex ,found it at a fleamarket for 2 bucks....
04-14-2010, 07:57 PM
Those horse hoof clippers work great for several other things. As you probably already do when they get too dull to clip hooves you can use them to pull and bend the nails when you are shoeing.
When I was doing duct work we used them for duct stretchers. When you had a connection that was just a little too wide and you couldn't get a drive on you can hook those clippers on the drive edges of the duct and squeeze the two pieces together and put the drive on easily.
04-14-2010, 08:50 PM
the small nippers used for tile work would fit in smaller areas. I used to have a tool that had a machined block and a bent screwdriver for opening the metal but after moving a couple of times haven't seen it.
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