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Mystery tool

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Grindstone Cowboy01/12/2020 17:34:16
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Sorting through some boxes and found this tool. Now, I know what it is and what it does, but thought others might be interested in having a guess. Maybe we could start an Advent Calendar of mystery tools?

Rob

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Edited to get the photos in the right place...

Edited By Grindstone Cowboy on 01/12/2020 17:36:01

Howard Lewis01/12/2020 17:36:01
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Nut Splitter?

Howard

Grindstone Cowboy01/12/2020 17:36:56
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Sorry Howard, it is not.

Rob

Bo'sun01/12/2020 17:42:32
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Do either of the anvils rotate?

John MC01/12/2020 17:46:21
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It looks like a tool for lubricating leaf springs. The anvils spread the leaves of the spring so grease can be pumped in to it. The version i had had a large screw down greaser on the end of the threaded bit.

John

Howard Lewis01/12/2020 17:47:27
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Tool for removing vice jaw screws?

Howard

peak401/12/2020 18:09:17
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Posted by John MC on 01/12/2020 17:46:21:

It looks like a tool for lubricating leaf springs. The anvils spread the leaves of the spring so grease can be pumped in to it. The version i had had a large screw down greaser on the end of the threaded bit.

John

Agreed John, I'd been keeping my eyes out for one at autojumbles, but eventually changed to parabolic from elliptical springs on the Landrover, so no longer needed one.
Do a Google search on Terrys leaf spring greaser or something similar.

Bill

ega01/12/2020 18:10:01
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I don't know and, seemingly, neither does Google Image Search.

Brian H01/12/2020 18:13:08
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Peak4 has it cracked, it's for separating leaf springs so that grease can be applied using the grease nipple on the screwed portion.

Brian

Grindstone Cowboy01/12/2020 18:13:44
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Yes, the anvils do rotate, and John and Bill are absolutely correct, it's a Terry's leaf spring greaser. Well done to you both.

Rob

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Edit - And Brian too - was still typing when you posted.

Edited By Grindstone Cowboy on 01/12/2020 18:17:19

Howard Lewis01/12/2020 18:14:58
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Ah, hadn't spotted a grease nipple. So that explains the slot in the moving Vee.

+1 for a leaf spring greaser.

That brings back some memories!

Howard

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