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Old 09-16-2008, 07:56 AM   #1
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Odd Welding Tools: trying to understand them

I inherited some welding stuff from the former resident, who left them in the garage. I have been puzzled by a few items:



(1) soapstone(?) strips. What are these for?


(2) Long metal spikes that adjust along a rod. Could these be tungsten?


(3) strange large tweesers/tongs that open instead of close.


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I inherited some welding stuff from the former resident, who left them in the garage. I have been puzzled by a few items:



(1) soapstone(?) strips. What are these for?


(2) Long metal spikes that adjust along a rod. Could these be tungsten?

(3) strange large tweesers/tongs that open instead of close.

thanks

(1)Soapstone is for marking clean metal when using a cutting torch


(2) tungsten is round and 6" long, dia .030,1/16,1/8 and others

(3)might be snap ring pliers, need picture
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(1)Soapstone is for marking clean metal when using a cutting torch


(2) tungsten is round and 6" long, dia .030,1/16,1/8 and others

(3)might be snap ring pliers, need picture
(2) Probably Trammel Heads Used for marking circles
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(2) Long metal spikes that adjust along a rod. Could these be tungsten?
This could be graphite rods, which are used to spot-weld sheet metal using an arc-welder, or to strike an arc to melt filler material, like brass.
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