thousand-dollar pliers

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ok, maybe i have too much time on my hands...but I came across this on Amazon (if link doesn't work, go to amazon, tools and hardware dept., search for "pliers" and then sort by "price, highest to lowest".... who uses these, anyway? (Amazon.com product link shortened)53942992/ref=sr_1_3/104-5255637-2124734?ie=UTF8&s=hi
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snipped-for-privacy@aolnojunk.com wrote:

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I would love to hazard a guess, but I'm afraid Doug Miller would just correct me.
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wrote:

Would you drop that shtick please?
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Locutus wrote:

Are you correcting me?? ;-)
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Based on the description, I'm going to hazard a guess that the biggest buyer would be the 'gummint'. Probably used to install $5000 toilet seats.

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gw wrote:

Anybody who works around gas wells and the like would use them. If you've ever seen a gas well fire you'll know why.

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Well, they might use it at the same place you would use a 68lb, $3,564.76 wrench. (Amazon.com product link shortened)53944157/ref=sr_1_47/102-8352768-9260159?ie=UTF8&s=hi
However, I decided against because Gift-wrapping was not available...
Dave
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To keep it WW related, they also have clamps: (Amazon.com product link shortened)53944970/ref=sr_1_17/002-5460010-1502411?ie=UTF8&s=hi
Costs a lot to leave out the beryllium, it would seem. At least OSHA's happy. These should cut down on the woodshop dust explosions while using the drill press.

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Did I read that right? a wrench that's only 6" long but weighs 68lbs???
Or is it a wrench that fits a 6" nut.? Then I could understand the 68lbs.

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HDRDTD wrote:

I think it fits a 6" nut. The kind used to attach the well head to the well pipe in a gas or oil well. You definitely want something that won't make sparks in that environment. Ever seen the John Wayne move "Hellfighters?"
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Plenty of people in certain industries
From the description: a.. Non-Sparking, Non-Magnetic, Corrosion-Resistant a.. Meets OSHA and NFPA Requirements For Use in Hazardous, Flammable or Combustible Environments
Sounds perfect for oil rigs, oil refineries, chemical plants., etc.
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or anyplace that has a LOT of $$ to waste
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wrote:

Non-sparking is fairly cheap - just use beryllium bronze.
However beryllium is toxic, so gets a bad press these days. Now the material of choice is aluminium bronze, which is an absolute bear to machine, hence the high price.
Also no-one is buying these out of their own pocket.
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wrote:

We used tools like that working on RADARs on war ships. They were beryllium so I guess I am going to die. I notice these don't have any.
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On Wed, 26 Jul 2006 16:22:56 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:

It's important not to have the beryllium for when you leave it lying on the kitchen table and SWMBO uses it to debone a chicken.
-Leuf
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wrote:

Several of my sparkless and non-damaging tools came from eBay.
I particularly liked the one described as "CuBe brand, freshly polished"!
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snipped-for-privacy@aolnojunk.com wrote:

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That's just for openers..... Click the link "Other products by AMPCO ", then sort from high price to low.......
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It's for people who need just one more small tool to make the minimum order for free shipping.
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I was almost going to get a pair until I saw that Gift Wrapping was NOT available.
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snipped-for-privacy@aolnojunk.com wrote: > ok, maybe i have too much time on my hands...but I came across this on > Amazon (if link doesn't work, go to amazon, tools and hardware dept., > search for "pliers" and then sort by "price, highest to lowest".... > who uses these, anyway?
First place that comes to mind is an oil platform.
After that start thinking about places that have a NEMA 7, Class I, Div I rating.
After that NEMA 9 (Dust)
If the place can go "boom", they need these kinds of tools.
Lew
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