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What is this tool? Answered

I ran across this in a toolbox I inherited and have no idea what it does? Anybody have any familiarity with this thing?

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BazA4

10 days ago

I think it is a tool that has been modified from it's original shape and function.

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scottdoddga

15 days ago

Are they hog ring pliers for installing the little 'hog rings' to secure chain link fencing??

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dvstar1100

17 days ago

Could be old tile nippers ?

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spudgeorge008

18 days ago

Can you read the product code underneath the logo?

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Downunder35m

18 days ago

I only know them in one size bigger but the purpose should be the same.
It is a crimping tool.
The big one is used for fencing and closes a piece of wire.
The tip is used to open the finnished and crimped ring while the center is used to make a well formed and sized ring.
Although have to say, the pic might be misleading in size - how long is it from end to end?
The fencing ones are about 30cm long...

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Downunder35mDownunder35m

Reply 17 days ago

On a second though:
If the "cutting" area is not flat but angled outwards, then it could as well be pliers to cut wire rope.

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Jack A Lopez

17 days ago

I have just looked over the Wikipedia articles for, Pliers, Nipper(Tool), and Pincers(Tool),

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pliers

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nipper_(tool)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pincers_(tool)

but I saw no picture that was a perfect match for your thing. Pincers looks to me to be the closest.

The jaws on the ones in your picture look to me like they are better suited to gripping or crimping, than for cutting.

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petercd

19 days ago

Well its called a prosnip, so right there we can determine its function. :)
Im guessing its for cutting copper cable like used in house wiring, stuff that a side cutters would struggle to cut.

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Jack A Lopezpetercd

Reply 17 days ago

I do not think this word, "Prosnip" is a specific noun. Rather it is a brand name, about as specific as, "Milwaukee" or "Chicago Electric".

I found mention of this word here,
https://www.irwin.com/about-us/brand-strength

So the name "Prosnip" might be owned by Irwin now. Here's a quote:

"The brand that will become IRWIN are:
Chesco, Irwin Metal Star, Uni-Plus, Sprint, Marples, Horsepower,
PowerPress, Prosnip, Face-Off, Jack, Pulverizer, Hanson Drill Bits,
Fibercut, TurboMax, and Xpert. EXAMPLE: Record Vises will become IRWIN
vises. "

I added some bold to the word Prosnip for emphasis.


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gbowles

18 days ago

That's a really good question and I don't think I can help you but when you find out I would love to know.

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AnnaliseP1

19 days ago

Looks like an end nipper or cutting pliers to me. I hope you figure it out soon!

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DrTurtle

19 days ago

I do not think it is a tooth puller. Sorry I did not include a scale, but the tool is about 6-1/4 inches long. Ends scissor past each other about 1/4 inch, but this is fully closed.

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BillG106

19 days ago

Baby tooth- puller