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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2018 edited
     
    I know what it is but I don't know the specific use case.
    Here's a picture:
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2018
     

    This is pretty obvious but who needs it?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2018
     
    The second one is easy--it's a ratchet wrench for a socket set--everyone needs one of those. Looks like a 3/4" socket wrench, or larger. Appropriate for work on large equipment like trucks and earth-moving equipment.

    The first looks to be box-end slogging wrench on part of a valve assembly. Made for striking with a hammer to get the bugger loose.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2018
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2018
     
    That's easy. It is a Jeebus Great Flange TightenerTM with vacuum attachment.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2018 edited
     
    Hah--no, a hydraulic torque wrench--actually a precision tool. I imagine that there are a lot of them in Oilberta.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Oh...yess. And those stainless steel nuts probably run a couple of hundred loonies per.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018 edited
     
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    Coax cable stripper?
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Looks like one to me--at least that's what I use mine for.

    Anyone remember these?

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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018 edited
     
    Nope. Here's another view with more clues.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018 edited
     
    Ah, that's better--it's a bean slicer. The multi-bladed section was the giveaway.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z4rddHaGlI

    Something I'm not likely to purchase in the near eternity.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018 edited
     
    Too right, you're not ! Mrs A spent ages trying to locate that one.

    To judge by the accent as well as the label of origin and the scarcity hereabout, it's an Antipodean thing.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018 edited
     
    They're inexpensive on Amazon, but I don't care for Frenched beans.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004UE6S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=AYBHI2AQPIRDU

    I've even seen a Cuisinart used to do the Frenching.

    Maybe Mrs. A would like a better tool:

    Looks like a much better solution

    But for me, I just chop a bunch of them at a steep angle. If you've got good tender beans, it doesn't matter.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Oh, my "whatsit post" was a "vampire tap" for the old 10base5 "thicknet" networking. A real nightmare when something went wrong--the whole network went down.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Posted By: AsterixThey're inexpensive on Amazon, but I don't care for Frenched beans.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004UE6S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=AYBHI2AQPIRDU

    I've even seen a Cuisinart used to do the Frenching.

    Maybe Mrs. A would like a better tool:

    Looks like a much better solution

    But for me, I just chop a bunch of them at a steep angle. If you've got good tender beans, it doesn't matter.


    That misses one of the points of the thing. It removes the stringy bit.
    I rather enjoy the Frenchified haricots that way. A fiddly thing to use, though.
    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Removing the stringy bit takes but a few seconds if you do it before the ends are cut--just snap the top and pull the stringy bit out. Of course, having fresh beans helps.
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    Toss 'em in the blender, 5 seconds on "chop" and Bob's yer french chef uncle.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 4th 2018
     
    Zut, alors ! Horrible !
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    Here's a useful tool for the impatient French Chef: