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What is this tool?

I haven't the slightest clue as to what this is or what it does, all I know is I have one and don't know what to use it for
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bottle opener... duh
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adjustable hook spanner wrench.
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^^^ Don't know what that is.
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bottle opener... duh
not just a bottle opener..but an ajustable bottle opener
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bottle opener... duh
haha I thought the exact same thing!
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i know ive seen something like that before but it didnt swivel down.
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its a hook spanner wrench. i have several of them in my tool box at work. i rebuild hydraulic cylinders for CAT. dont have any clue what else it could be used for.
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As said, spanner wrench.

additional use MAYBE....

adjusting the adjustable nuts on a coilover shock for varying the preload on the coil spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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As said, spanner wrench.

additional use MAYBE....

adjusting the adjustable nuts on a coilover shock for varying the preload on the coil spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That's what I generally think of them being used for.
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looks like a drag link tool?
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its a hook spanner wrench. i have several of them in my tool box at work. i rebuild hydraulic cylinders for CAT. dont have any clue what else it could be used for.

what CAT do u work at i work at Joliet Il, plant
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they have several uses. but shocks and cylinders would be a main use.
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they have several uses. but shocks and cylinders would be a main use.
Yep, I have one in the tool box, use it for all kinds of weird stuff, like when you need to twist a 2x4 or whatever....
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That tool has been in the bottom of my tool box at work for 5 years and I have never touched it nor do any of the old time mechs know what to do with it. I figured it had something to do with compressing valve springs but I have a different tool for that
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ya my dad says they also used them when he was volenteer firefighter on the fire hoses
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Its a left handed tool, just not sure what it is.
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Also used on to put on and take off some lathe spindles.
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Yes it puts on sleeves and spacers and washers on coilovers and hydraulic cylinders. I have a similar looking tool on my tube notcher to turn the holesaw.
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ya my dad says they also used them when he was volenteer firefighter on the fire hoses
ya they can be used for that also, i have 2 of them, an all chrome one (that my grandfather won in a water battle + he was the chief) and a regular one.. cool tools.
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what CAT do u work at i work at Joliet Il, plant


i work for Wagner Equipment Company. we are a large CAT dealer in Denver,CO.
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we use them allllll the time in the navy for fire hoses. it's even more awesome when drunken sailors beat each other with them.
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an additional use for them is the lock nuts on blackmer CO2, NH3 and LPG pumps.
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looks like something to lead your wife around by the nose with....
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