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Need long handled tongs.

Discussion in 'Shop Talk - BladeSmith Questions and Answers' started by JTknives, Aug 7, 2019.

  1. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I am in search of tongs with long rains (handles). I burn through gloves really quick heat treating. I’m looking for maybe 24-36” rains. Does anyone know where I can find such a set. I could forge a set but not worth my time at this point. Right now I’m using 1/2” pipe as tong engenders or at least that’s the plan. The tongs need to close flat as thy need to pick up foil pouches. Thanks guys.
     
  2. seanj

    seanj

    213
    Mar 1, 2010
    There's a guy in Ogden Utah that advertises locally. Here is his ad. https://classifieds.ksl.com/listing/52409394
    I don't know if he ships or not. He has a lot of different blacksmith stuff. I've never bought anything from him. Just listing as a possible resource
     
  3. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I’m driving down to Utah at the end of the month to pick up a hardness tester so that could work out good.
     
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  4. HSC ///

    HSC /// KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Nov 7, 2012
    try calling Pieh Tool in Camp Verde AZ

    gloves I've been using -
    Tillman Welding Gloves - Aluminized Back Extreme Heat Gloves 820BHP
     
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2019
  5. Drew Riley

    Drew Riley

    Oct 17, 2007
    Why not just weld some longer handles on a shorter pair? Might need to make a minor adjustment or two, but it shouldn't be terribly difficult.
     
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  6. weo

    weo KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Sep 21, 2014
    I've got a good friend who is semi-retiring as a full time blacksmith and may have a pair. I'm planning on heading to his shop on Monday. Want me to ask?
    (PS-he was also talking about possibly selling his 250# chamberberg....)
     
  7. AVigil

    AVigil Adam Vigil knifemaker working the grind Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Platinum Member

    Feb 17, 2009
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  8. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    Maybe this will work ................
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  9. JTknives

    JTknives Blade Heat Treating www.jarodtodd.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Jun 11, 2006
    I had also thought about welding handles into parallel jaw pliers.
     
  10. Lieblad

    Lieblad

    Jul 24, 2015
    We just weld on or draw out to whatever length needed.
    My favourite all round tongs for small work are Diamond ft15. Cheap, lightweight, easily modified...
     
  11. Natlek

    Natlek

    Jun 9, 2015
    If you think on pliers on my picture , it can be done .You need to cut several times where is that red line /where pliers cut/ . Close pliers ...cut between jaws ...repeat till you have good grip /extended handles/ with one hand and when they hold say 6 mm thick steel firmly...Well , I hope it is clear what I try to explain ...........
     

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