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What is This?

08/11/2015 12:21 AM

first photo shows quite clearly it is a prototype miniature robot that after a careful selective breeding program , later went on to give birth to R2D2 of Star Wars fame......

( not )

It was found in a box of tools at a garage clean up

So what is it and who used one recently ?

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08/11/2015 12:28 AM

Whatever it was, it's a back scratcher now.

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08/11/2015 1:18 AM

internal bearing puller/slide hammer.

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08/11/2015 2:12 AM

Adjustable nail puller.

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08/11/2015 6:59 AM

First impression was same as Doggonit, but there seems no thinning to lead in nail heads.

Had an uncle once who commented that anything solid with mass when at hand could be used as a surrogate for a hammer.

So i think it's a possible hammer! (Though I know it's not.)

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08/11/2015 9:23 AM

It appears that it is meant to be turned with the sleeves and the part on top to put a handle through. My guess is it is a tool to square off the bottom of a drilled hole (a reamer).

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08/11/2015 9:25 AM

I think it is a home made tool for making inside threads in something. Those 2 "feet" on the bottom of the robot look like cutters to me.

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08/11/2015 9:50 AM

I'm pretty sure that Wrench Twirler got it. It looks like a shop made tool for removing bearing races or seals.

  • Possibly able to use it like a slide hammer?
  • Shorten it to get into smaller places?
  • It looks custom made so it probably had one particular use and was tossed in the old tool box of horrors?
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08/11/2015 10:45 AM

thread chaser/broach for internal threads?

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08/11/2015 12:26 PM

I agree,

Looks like the thing you use to pull the bushing thing in the crankshaft thing that supports the pointy end of the transmission thing. You can also use a wooden dowel, some grease and a hammer or rock.

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08/11/2015 1:49 PM

It's a pilot bearing puller. turn the knob and the fingers spread to grab it. then give a yank. Sometimes called a blind hole puller.

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08/11/2015 2:33 PM

Correction, As I was typing one of our "grey beards" saw the pic and just showed me the one in his tool box. It is an Hydraulic valve lifter tool(slide hammer type),His looks identical.

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08/11/2015 2:55 PM

K-D 2079 Hydraulic Valve Lifter Remover Tool With Slide Hammer

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08/11/2015 4:14 PM

Isn't that a valve SEAT remover?

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08/11/2015 4:27 PM

Unless you have sasquatch fingernails, hydraulic lifters are difficult to get out.

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08/11/2015 4:30 PM

Very true.

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08/11/2015 5:54 PM

No,,,,.

Here's another one....$14 on Ebay

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08/11/2015 8:32 PM

Good answer , the previous owner thought it was an oil seal remover but that didn't sound right based on the claw movement range . Hydraulic lifter puller it is. :-)

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08/11/2015 10:35 PM

Odd that you get a GA for an incorrect answer and none for a correct answer. So i gave you 1.

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08/12/2015 5:52 AM

It's an aftermarket hydraulic valve lifter removal tool. I have one in my tool box but it's many years since I needed to use it. The claws spread into the groove in the end of the lifter and screwing the shaft tighter, expands the claws to hold the lifter.

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08/12/2015 2:58 PM

Bluebelly: you should really remove your E-Mail address from your signature line, unless of course you enjoy being bombarded by spam.

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08/12/2015 4:53 PM

Thanks, Randall. I never realized it was there.

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