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#1 Jazz OFFLINE  

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:01 AM

I always thought square nuts were somewhat of a PIA I did not know I had a tool specifically for dealing with them. They were in the wife's tool kit when I met her and she did not know their purpose. I was leafing through a 1946 Mechanics Iluustrated the other night in the garage and there they were!

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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:27 AM

Those are awesome. I have never saw or heard of anything like them. Yes square nuts are a pia and are almost ALWAYS eliminated in a project on my house.
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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for posting that ad.

 

I've had a pair of those pliers for many years, and used them for a lot of tasks, but never thought of using them for square nuts (I usually use an open-end wrench or 8-point socket).


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 10:03 AM

Try a 12 point socket on square nuts. They used to make sockets for square nuts. Those nuts are  good for welding onto something when you need threads attached. 


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 10:07 AM

Daddy ALWAYS had a pair in the tool box. Believe the name was "Quik Snip"


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Posted October 03, 2015 - 11:47 AM

That's a useful tool to have around. Pretty neat that you have an advert for it. 



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 01:20 PM

They were very popular around here. They are comon at garage sales. Most old tool boxes had them. I've got a couple of pair but usually just use a left handed metric adjustable wrench. The parallel jaws can be handy in a number of situations. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted October 03, 2015 - 09:03 PM

  I've always used channelloks for square nuts but as boyscout said the universal metric wrench works good too. If all else fails an open end wrench will also work.

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