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mal webber11/09/2019 23:46:08
122 forum posts
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Hi can anyone enlighten what these are for ,the only thing I good come up with are some sort of injector seat cleaning or something to that effect.

Thanks Mal.


charadam11/09/2019 23:50:39
181 forum posts
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Domestic (or other) water tap seat recutting tools.


Edited By charadam on 11/09/2019 23:52:20

Bill Phinn11/09/2019 23:51:12
246 forum posts
49 photos

They look like tap reseating tools to me, Mal.

eta: beaten to it.

Edited By Bill Phinn on 11/09/2019 23:51:49

Swarf Maker11/09/2019 23:51:44
84 forum posts
4 photos

It's a re-seating tool for water taps. The brass bodied kind of tap with a rubber washer.

Swarf Maker11/09/2019 23:52:19
84 forum posts
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All together now chaps!

Dennis R11/09/2019 23:52:58
46 forum posts
11 photos

They are valve seat cutters, the tapered threaded part screws into different size valve holes inorder to make it more adaptable.


Beaten to it!

Edited By Dennis R on 11/09/2019 23:54:02

mal webber11/09/2019 23:59:50
122 forum posts
264 photos

Thanks every one now I know what there for now 'had these for years but had no idea what they were yes


Edited By mal webber on 12/09/2019 00:00:31

Jeff Dayman12/09/2019 00:01:45
1723 forum posts
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I'm pretty sure it is for doing dental work on elephants.

(could be wrong, the plumbers above could be right) laugh

XD 35112/09/2019 03:54:04
1392 forum posts
118 photos

Sphincter surfacing tool 😀

I once machined down the diameter of the cutter to use as a spot face cutter for spot facing the opposite side of a base mounting hole on one of my model engines , a bit fiddly but it worked !

Speedy Builder512/09/2019 06:41:57
1891 forum posts
131 photos

Similar ones used for removing piles ?

not done it yet12/09/2019 07:02:14
3946 forum posts
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Last two posts are a load of ‘excrement’!

Any more anal ideas?smiley

Nigel Graham 220/09/2019 21:35:54
461 forum posts

I have a random bound volume of about WW1 vintage, of Model Engineer. In it, one correspondent describes how he re-cut his kitchen tap seat.

Essentially he made something like a Keats Angle-plate from wood and bolts, to hold the lower half of the tap on his lathe face-plate.

Obviously he cannot have had a Mystery Tool, Taps, Domestic, for the Re-seating of.

The taps of his day were simple bib-cocks whose upper half could be unscrewed from only just above the seating. He probably had only one, cold, tap - and possibly in the whole house, not just on the scullery's porcelain sink - so not worth the cost of a Mystery Tool, ditto, when he already had a lathe.

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