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Any ideas what this tool is for?

I've tried to search the internet and even contacted the manufacturer and still, I'm in the dark.

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Looks like a cage nut tool for inserting cage nuts in to instrument racking.

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Jacob":1ka25vb3 said:
Some sort of gluing clamp? Fastix is glue brand.

From what I've seen, Fastix is a glue brand in South America. This label says 'Fastix Sweden'. When I've searched for that I came up with this company - http://www.damar.biz

They're registered on this website as being part of the group - http://www.machinery.co.uk/machinery-su ... l-ltd/5561

I contacted them and their response was this:

"We used to sell and stock this years ago do not know if still around.
Could you explain what you use it for might be able to offer a different option ."

I replied but haven't heard from them since.
 

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Demusss":3lvy3vxp said:
A clamp like this one
http://www.carbix.se/product.html/super ... gory_id=27

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I think that's on the right lines.

If you squeeze the handle then the teeth don't engage but if you put something in the mouth then the teeth engage and it grips tight.

I put a pen in it and had a struggle to get it out again. So clearly some sort of gripping tool but for what?!?!
 

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A bit of logic is called for here. The spring sections are hand shaped, so you squeeze that part, the two prongs obviously grip when the spring is squeezed. The ratchet section allows you to either take repeated grips to increase pressure, or to hold the clamps in place while you let go. In a hospital it would be called a haemostat and be used for clamping blood vessels.
So, its a ratchet operated removing tool for a particular piece of machinery.
Easy when you know how. 8) 8) 8) 8)
 

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sunnybob":fz9fkwso said:
A bit of logic is called for here. The spring sections are hand shaped, so you squeeze that part, the two prongs obviously grip when the spring is squeezed. The ratchet section allows you to either take repeated grips to increase pressure, or to hold the clamps in place while you let go. In a hospital it would be called a haemostat and be used for clamping blood vessels.
So, its a ratchet operated removing tool for a particular piece of machinery.
Easy when you know how. 8) 8) 8) 8)
Well clearly......but what is it used for exactly?

Some tools that we're familiar with can be used for a variety of things along a general theme, cutting tools, clamping tools, finishing etc so I think we get that it's a holding tool of some kind but it's not a generic holding tool - it's for something specific. The label even says 'patent pending' so it's definitely something more specialist.
 

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Didn't Pete Maddex already answer this? He usually knows his stuff and speaks from experience. I knew nothing about inserting cage nuts but this 30 second tutorial video makes it look as if the mystery tool would be ideal for the purpose.

https://youtu.be/5sKTRDHjNVA
 

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Pete Maddex":2sdk7bp3 said:
Looks like a cage nut tool for inserting cage nuts in to instrument racking.

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First thing I thought, I have several Krone tools look exactly the same. Beats impaling yourself with a flat blade screwdriver (ask me how I know).
 

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scooby":djpw0mgb said:
Shape of the jaws, makes me think its a hose clamp.
The teeth would suggest that, just had a look at my cage nut tools and the end points are different. I think you may be closer to the potential use.
 

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AndyT":350f82sk said:
Didn't Pete Maddex already answer this? He usually knows his stuff and speaks from experience. I knew nothing about inserting cage nuts but this 30 second tutorial video makes it look as if the mystery tool would be ideal for the purpose.

https://youtu.be/5sKTRDHjNVA
It's not a cage nut tool.
 

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Off topic but I hate cage nuts, too, except...

... I had loads of cage nuts left over from when I used to do audio installations. Once the nuts are liberated from their cages*... they are really handy for a lot of small T-track slots, for example in the extrusion I use as my router table fence :)

E.

*Sounds like some sort of Marxist manifesto.
 

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Eric The Viking":br8e4fnv said:
Once the nuts are liberated from their cages*... they are really handy for a lot of small T-track slots, for example in the extrusion I use as my router table fence :)
That has never occurred to me once, yet brilliantly obvious to use in extruded alloy.
 

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Right, I've heard back from the manufacturer and it is a clamp but when pressed for what specific use/industry I was told it was just a general clamp for any industry and it was more of a gimmick........?

I agree it's a clamp but I think I've been given the polite brush off.
 

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Just to add, I had a further response from the supplier:

"No problem it was one of the many ranges I have had and tried to sell over the years
My web page www.damar.biz
We sell any type of tooling and machine equipment and source niche tooling 500 different ranges plus available via one source .
We supply VWG and are involved a lot with motorsport ."

So I take back my earlier comment about it being a brush off - the supplier was very helpful.
 

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sunnybob":6djq0h3q said:
In a hospital it would be called a haemostat and be used for clamping blood vessels.
The shape of the gripping bit - one concave, the other convex - makes me wonder if it is not some sort of hose clamp, though not blood vessels. Chemistry ? Given the manfucturers site, automotive ? Brake bleeding, fuel lines ?
 

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