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MJHaffeman

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06-25-2021 07:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: tool identification hand tools

I just finished building my house, largely by myself, and while cleaning up and organizing afterward this tool materialized. I assume it was left behind by a sub because I’ve never seen anything like it.

Google images established that it is a light saber plenum (which is great since I happen to have a 1.21 gigawatt power supply laying around from a project I did in the 80’s).

What the heck is this thing?

-- MJH


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#1 posted 06-25-2021 08:20 PM

No idea, but I’ll be watchin’ for the answer.

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#2 posted 06-25-2021 08:35 PM

It might be a wheel for pressing screens into a crack. Screen roller tool. Usually, they have one handle, but maybe this is one with a helper handle. But I don’t know why that would need the spring-loaded plunger.

Or maybe metal bender used for flashing details.

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 06-25-2021 10:40 PM

Contact the sub.

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#4 posted 06-25-2021 11:03 PM

Badly formed nunchuks.

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SMP

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#5 posted 06-26-2021 12:23 AM

Which parts did you get subbed out.

My guess without knowing more is its a piece of like a carpet stretcher or other flooring tool.

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MJHaffeman

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#6 posted 06-29-2021 06:44 PM

Thanks for the responses!
No screens in the house.
Not a flooring tool, I did all that myself.
I bent all metal flashings at our shop.
I thought drywall but I assisted the drywall finisher and never saw this.

My boss who has done extensive work in every trade has never seen it either!

-- MJH

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#7 posted 06-29-2021 07:00 PM

Pretty big spring. I gather it adjusts the tension on the pin. Is the short section solid?
I bet who lost it wants it back. It does not look cheap.

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MJHaffeman

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#8 posted 06-29-2021 07:04 PM

Yes, the spring adjusts tension on the pin but the collar that the pin passes through isn’t threaded and slips out of the tube easily. The short, “handle” section is hollow and pinned to the square bar and attached to the centered pin.

-- MJH

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#9 posted 06-29-2021 07:20 PM

Probably not even a tool. It could be part of your wife’s curtain rods for all I know…

I keep checking on this thread that someone will solve this mystery for us, but, bupkiss so far.
Very disappointing.
;-O

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#10 posted 06-29-2021 07:29 PM

So what kind of subs did you have working on your house?

Plumbers, electricians, flooring, cabinet installers?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#11 posted 06-29-2021 07:30 PM

Maybe part of one of those self-adjusting ladders?

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#12 posted 06-29-2021 07:32 PM

This may sound strange but I have seen that shape of tool or pin but can’t remember where.

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MJHaffeman

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#13 posted 06-29-2021 07:39 PM

I work for the general as an estimator. We did everything through drywall.
I had rough electrical, plumbing, heat pumps, and drywall finishing subbed. I was there nearly every day. I did everything after drywall solo.
Just heard back from the drywaller – no idea.

-- MJH

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#14 posted 06-29-2021 08:11 PM

Did you install the garage doors?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#15 posted 06-29-2021 08:13 PM

Given how the parts look like they work, I’d edge toward some kind of eyelet riveter?
But not seen anything like it to be honest.

-- Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.

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