Is this a test? Or do you not know?
This tool is used to twist the tie wires used to tie rebar together. The
tie wires come with loops on each end, they are wrapped around the
intersection of two re-bars, then the tool inserted in the loops and spun
with a twist of the wrist.
I'll see if i can find a pic of the operation of said tool.
On Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:51:51 -0600, "Steve Barker"
:Is this a test? Or do you not know?
:This tool is used to twist the tie wires used to tie rebar together. The
:tie wires come with loops on each end, they are wrapped around the
:intersection of two re-bars, then the tool inserted in the loops and spun
:with a twist of the wrist.
:I'll see if i can find a pic of the operation of said tool.
That's cool, no I can envision it. Thanks. Makes total sense, and no, I
wasn't putting you on, I didn't have a clue. I asked a friend who I
think now should have known. He's owned two houses and done a ton of
work on each, including doing a foundation job on one, including pouring
concrete for a basement. He told me he loves to work with concrete, too.
I guess he did his ties without the benefit of this tool.
:>I found this somewhere, probably in a residential street. What is this?:> The metal _hook_ is steel and swivels VERY freely in the plastic handle.
The loose swivel handle is the giveaway for the intended use...while
the hook works to grab the cotter, it would be a pita because of that
for the use other than simply a straight pull; the levering action
doesn't work well at all w/ one of these puppies.
called a pigtail for obvious reasons, it is used to twist preshaped wires
around whatever. The wires can be bought in bundles, are about three inches
or so long, and have a loop on each end. They work very well, and are
faster and easier than rodbuster pliers, although they won't do anything but
the premade pieces of wire.
ok, here's a pic of the ties:
Here's one way they come packaged:
Hmmmmm. can't seem to find a pic of one of those tools actually being used.
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