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What Is this Tool?

Postby free-bee » Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:50 pm UTC

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It was in the tool room in my HVAC lab but no one knows what it is. It was there before the HVAC class was. We are trying to reorganize the tool room because nothing is where it should be and labeling things so that we can identify them easily.
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby Sizik » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:00 pm UTC

Looks like some sort of clamp?
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby Zohar » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:01 pm UTC

Maybe it's used to separate things from each other?
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby doogly » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:07 pm UTC

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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby slinches » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:07 pm UTC

Looks like a sheet metal forming tool to me. Maybe to make 90 degree bends to form rectangular ducts?

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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby Sizik » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:12 pm UTC

slinches wrote:Looks like a sheet metal forming tool to me. Maybe to make 90 degree bends to form rectangular ducts?


The jaws look like those of a sheet metal seamer, although it's much larger than any I can find images of. I think forming bends in the middle of a piece of sheet metal is the right idea.
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:13 pm UTC

It looks sorta similar to the second clamp on this page, GR13428

However, it doesn't lock - which is odd. And the clamp is going the wrong way and the force is being applied differently... okay, so not that similar other than length.

It might be for exceedingly short-term clamping of delicate equipment that needs to be steadied but can also be easily crushed by an overzealous locking clamp user - which describes some things I know about HVAC systems, so.. there's that.

Honestly, it also kinda looks like it was custom built by the previous user(s) too. Can you tell if the metal on the moving part of the clamp is different than the rest of the construction? Like an aluminum tool body with an iron clamp? I'm not sure why someone would make it out of two materials beyond "I only have this other material to work with". It's not obviously copper and rubber-covered tool for conductivity or something (not that I can fathom why you'd want that either)
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby Copper Bezel » Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:00 pm UTC

Sizik wrote:
slinches wrote:Looks like a sheet metal forming tool to me. Maybe to make 90 degree bends to form rectangular ducts?


The jaws look like those of a sheet metal seamer, although it's much larger than any I can find images of. I think forming bends in the middle of a piece of sheet metal is the right idea.

Yeah, given the fact that most of the length of the tool isn't clamp, but just a slot for overhang, and the way those wide pads are designed to distribute the pressure, it's definitely crimping something into a 90° crease.
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby ThirdParty » Sat Mar 26, 2016 10:25 pm UTC

Sizik wrote:
slinches wrote:Looks like a sheet metal forming tool to me. Maybe to make 90 degree bends to form rectangular ducts?
I think forming bends in the middle of a piece of sheet metal is the right idea.
I think the word y'all are looking for is "brake".

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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby free-bee » Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:35 pm UTC

That differently-colored piece is another metal (copper I think). The tool has no name or identifier of any kind on it. It feels cheaply-made but it seems like it was made in a factory. Someone else said it looks like a seamer to them. I think Sizik may just be correct here.
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Re: What Is this Tool?

Postby cphite » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:50 pm UTC

It's a funky kind of HVAC hand seamer - I don't recall the actual name but that's what it does.


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