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ID this tool?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Wild Turkey, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. Wild Turkey
    Joined: Oct 17, 2005
    Posts: 903

    Wild Turkey


    Lot of folks are guessing what specialty this multi-tool is designed for, or is it just a "multi-tool"?

    The guy who posted the pix I copied said it came from a HVAC shop but it's got stuff they wouldn't use.

    Any good ideas?:confused:
  2. Gerry Moe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 498

    Gerry Moe

    Kind of resembles a horse shoeing tool, back in history sheet metal workers were derived from blacksmiths, sheet metal workers became HVAC installers, iron workers also.
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  3. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 541

    from manitoba

    Maybe, but I would be more inclined to say wooden shingle repair. You can split them to size, nail them or remove nails all with the one tool.... maybe...
  4. Gerry Moe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    Gerry Moe

    Makes sense
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  5. Damn! I'll bet you're right!
  6. I'm thinking it's a multi tool,,I believe one part of the handle is also a screw driver,the other part of the handle could be used as a pry bar,,the top looks like a hatchet,hammer and the opening is used as pliers.

    I remember my granddad had a tool like that in his wooden tool box. HRP
  7. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

    Saw a tool like that on an old Farm, cedar shakes if I remember correctly.
  8. Bulletnose26
    Joined: Jul 21, 2013
    Posts: 171


    Looks like it could be used to open a "3 port eddy" fire hydrant.
  9. 29AVEE8
    Joined: Jun 28, 2008
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    I have had one for many years. It is stamped "STAHL" on the hammer head portion. I doubt that it ever did anything very well but it has a hammer head, hatchet head, straight bit screwdriver, nail puller, serrated opening like a pipe vise, straight blade cutter, and wire cutters all incorporated into it. Kind of a Swiss Army knife.

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  10. bustedwrench
    Joined: Dec 22, 2009
    Posts: 131


    Looks like a pair of fencing pliers to me.
  11. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,559


    Looks like a fence tool to me.
  12. Toymont
    Joined: Jan 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,363

    from Montana

    Fencing tool has a pointed end where the hatchet head is, My guess would be for ceder shakes
  13. R Pope
    Joined: Jan 23, 2006
    Posts: 3,310

    R Pope

    One of those "golly-gee" wonder tools that do absolutely nothing well.
  14. 29AVEE8 posted pics of a stahl. A google image search of "Stahl combination tool" reveals a lot of info. Seems this is one of the multitudeof "one tool fits all". Combination tools of this type appear to have been very common, manufactured by numerous companies.
  15. It does have Germany stamped in it,so probably quality tool.I can see
    lots of "multi tool" uses maybe even hvac but shake or shingle work
    w/o a firm handle I wouldn't count on it,could work but not this tool.
  16. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,042

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    perfect tool for any farmer to keep in his pocket, open a bail, fix fence, turn a water valve with no handle, break ice out of a trough, drive a nail 3/4 the way in then bend over, strip a 3/8" nut, turn a 3/16" bolt till it breaks, scrape mud [oops not mud] from your boots, tighten barn door clasp etc...
  17. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 541

    from manitoba

    Well... I've farmed for 30 yrs and I've never owned one...still going with the cedar shingle weapon.
    Joined: Dec 26, 2013
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    from DuBois, PA

    methinks it's a plumbers universal spanner wrench/nutcracker/crableg meat separator/nuclear cheese processor and can double as a paper weight....seen em before..I think that's it..definite maybe..Moses Lonagain.
  19. I am thinking something to do with stringing telegraph or power line from years ago .. the center hole would run in lags on the cross bars, the hammer head to drive in the insulator; and the axe end for whittling the pole face to match the cross arm surface.... and the obvious wire cutter/stripper.

    ..... do I win?
  20. whtbaron
    Joined: Sep 12, 2012
    Posts: 541

    from manitoba

  21. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 912


    Rare Gerber prototype for their million dollar multi tool
  22. Just FYI - "Stahl" in German means "Steel."

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