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  1. #1
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    Question "german-claw" tool

    I saw them using a tool to bring two beams together. It had a hook on each end that was pounded into each beam and then had a screw/ratchet to bring them tight together.
    What is this tool actually called and where can I get one. Not sure where to look.

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    Default Re: "german-claw" tool

    Closed-Captioning had it as "German Claw", but what it sounded like Norm Abram said way "German Klawde" -- either way a quick search using various spellings didn't turn anything up.

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    Angry Re: "german-claw" tool

    You should be able to accomplish the same thing using a cable winch or come-along.
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    Default Re: "german-claw" tool

    I've been looking as well.

    http://www.timbertools.com/Products/...ome-along.html

    I've seen a similar clamp using a steel plate on either end instead of claws for a quite a bit cheaper. I can't remember where though.

    Hope this is what you were looking for.

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    Smile Re: "german-claw" tool

    Found it.......Thanks guys!.....It is the ratchet beam tensioner found at timbertools.com.

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    Default Re: "german-claw" tool

    Do you think it would work for getting crown molding tight to the corner blocks? ;-)
    S_M
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