Whether you’re fishing, making jewelry, or just trying to add another key to your keyring, you might find split ring pliers handy. Squeezing the handles causes the curved jaw to split open the ring, and the pliers keep it open as long as you keep applying pressure.valium online no prescription
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It cuts and scrapes; it peels and notches. It slits and marks; it’s a floor wax and a whipped topping… oops, wrong product. It’s Two Cherries’ new 2Cut. It may look like a chisel, but they claim it’s a universal tool for the craftsman as well a the do-it-yourselfer.
Like its name implies, the 2Cut has two different cutting edges: the 26 mm front edge like a regular chisel and the 90 mm long side edge for cutting use. The remaining side edge can be hit with a mallet. Two Cherries hardens the entire blade in a salt bath to achieve 60±1 RHC and polishes both cutting edges until they’re mirror bright.
Yesterday we featured a product that can turn your a chisel into a plane; today we’ll show you a plane that you might use in some of the same operations where you’d use a chisel, like removing glue or trimming plugs. It also works well at trimming box and dovetail joints flush and cleaning up rabbets. You don’t want to use this plane like you would a normal plane though, because there’s no support in front of the blade.
This cast-iron chisel holder from Veritas converts a 1″ beveled edge chisel into a rabbet or shoulder plane. The 1-3/8″ wide by 5-1/2″ long by 2-1/2″ high chisel holder grips the chisel at a 45º angle with a solid brass thumbscrew. Once the chisel is properly seated, you can use it to clean up rabbets, tenons, and hinge recesses or cut 1″ wide grooves and dadoes up to 3/8″ deep.
Made in Canada, the Veritas chisel plane will run you $50 before shipping.
Chisel Plane [Lee Valley]
Made in Japan and sold by Lee Valley, these finger files allow you to shape wood in tight places, and being smaller than a full-sized file, they might offer a bit more control.
The coated stainless steel files have a medium-fine tooth pattern that can cut quickly and evenly in all directions, yet still leave a smooth finish. The edges of the files don’t have teeth, so you’ll only remove the material you want. Forget about your file card too; these files supposedly resist clogging.
FastCap, a company started for making adhesive screw cap covers, also has a kit that lets you make your own covers out of .018″ to .022″ thick edge banding or veneer, but they don’t recommend plastic laminate.
To make your own covers, apply the speed tape to the back of the veneer. Then, with the right size die in the hole punch tool, punch out the covers from the veneer. Now you have covers that will fit perfectly into the counter bores created by FastCaps Flush Mount Drill System.
Nothing says handcrafted like hammered metal. Not only is the pattern random, but the angle and depth of the blow are too, which is hard to replicate with a machine. To get this look on your own projects, Eurotool sells a set of three hammers with two different striking patterns each.
Talking about pistol grips, here is a tool you where can understand how it got the name. Pistol grip pliers like the kind Neiko and other brands offer allow you to sneak the jaws into places where you might have trouble operating straight-handled pliers. The force you apply by squeezing the handles is transferred almost 90º to close the spring-loaded jaws.
These particular pliers are long-nose, but pistol grip pliers also come with bent, or hose and cable jaws. Pricing starts around $5 before shipping.
Goldblatt’s pistol grip wire twister twists wire ties that hold rebar or steel mesh in place while you prepare to pour concrete. Just hook the tie and give it two or three twists. Looking at the offset hook, I’m guessing that the hook rotates in the handle.
I’m not exactly sure how the pistol grip description fits with this tool, but Goldblatt does claim they designed the tool for “rough treatment.” There’s not much more to say about this simple tool other than pricing starts around $4 before shipping.
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