Re: Help identifying this tool
Congratulations on attaching a file to your post. You are the first in years who's been able to do so!
The day you throw it away is the day you discover it's true purpose... and you'll wish you still had it.
I looked through the responses on the other forum, entertaining if not educational. The original poster indicates the arms are aluminum, but they could be magnesium or titanium, which would make them stronger than they seem. That could increase the possibilities of use. I'm thinking it's something to spread something apart: the comb and pick bite into something, and you push the middle portion in. When the middle portion goes past center, pressure from the item being spread locks the tool into position. You release it by pulling the center handle; the scallops provide a place for your fingers to grip. Doesn't seem like a really GOOD design, but it is what it is.
Last edited by Fencepost; 01-12-2015 at 12:56 AM.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.