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DIY castle nut pliers....
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Saw this on another forum. I need a set of castle nut pliers for a project I have in mind for this weekend, but I don't really want to wait to have a pair shipped out here:

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http://m14forum.com/gunsmithing/111987-c...ative.html

I dunno looks like a pretty good idea. I think I might grab a pair of harbor freight clamping pliers for $3 and put them on a grinder and give this a shot. Thought it might be of use to someone else...
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I'd be concerned with it slipping off and scratching the finish. If you're really desperate for one this weekend you could swing up here and borrow mine. Wilmington ain't that far away.
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Emoticon;138775 Wrote:Saw this on another forum. I need a set of castle nut pliers for a project I have in mind for this weekend, but I don't really want to wait to have a pair shipped out here:

[Image: saturday002.jpg]

[Image: saturday001.jpg]

http://m14forum.com/gunsmithing/111987-c...ative.html

I dunno looks like a pretty good idea. I think I might grab a pair of harbor freight clamping pliers for $3 and put them on a grinder and give this a shot. Thought it might be of use to someone else...

Does OSHA know that you are in the metal shop without your protective foot ware? Big Grin
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Emoticon;138775 Wrote:[Image: saturday001.jpg]

Just how big is this castle nut? Relative to your foot those pliers appear to be about 3 feet long.
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Rik Bitter;138814 Wrote:
Emoticon;138775 Wrote:[Image: saturday001.jpg]

Just how big is this castle nut? Relative to your foot those pliers appear to be about 3 feet long.

I almost pissed myself laughing.
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spblademaker;138789 Wrote:
Emoticon;138775 Wrote:Saw this on another forum. I need a set of castle nut pliers for a project I have in mind for this weekend, but I don't really want to wait to have a pair shipped out here:

[Image: saturday002.jpg]

[Image: saturday001.jpg]

http://m14forum.com/gunsmithing/111987-c...ative.html

I dunno looks like a pretty good idea. I think I might grab a pair of harbor freight clamping pliers for $3 and put them on a grinder and give this a shot. Thought it might be of use to someone else...

Does OSHA know that you are in the metal shop without your protective foot ware? Big Grin

Not my foot, Tongue someone else's hotlinked foot from that other forum. Thanks for the offer Streaker, but I made something similar Saturday morning and popped the nut right off without marring the finish. I'll post up how my custom made tool turned out tomorrow. I actually liked this idea because they obviously retain the vise grip sort of functionality whereas most of the castle nut wrenches I've seen don't lock. I just picked up the smallest pair of HF clamping pliers they sold for 3 or 4 dollars. Still though I can't seem to leave HF without dropping $100 on all kinds of shit =/.
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Here's my rendition of castle nut pliers. I just used my drill press to drill out the rivets holding the feet on a pair of clamping vise grips and the bench grinder did the rest. Worked perfectly!

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Here's the project I was working on Big Grin.


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Emoticon;139402 Wrote:Here's my rendition of castle nut pliers. I just used my drill press to drill out the rivets holding the feet on a pair of clamping vise grips and the bench grinder did the rest. Worked perfectly!

[Image: 2hweeeo.jpg]

Here's the project I was working on Big Grin.


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The only thing missing from this post is a foot. Or at least a couple of toes.
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