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Box Tongs Adapter
July 9, 2016
1:02 pm
Bill Kirkley
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I have a pair of box tongs for 1 X 1/2 flat bar.  They also grip 3/8 thick stock.  I made the adapter shown.  With the adapter they will grip 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick stock.  The top jaw of my tongs is tapered.  This prevents the adapter from sliding too far back.  The spot weld the arrow points to in the last photo can be used to keep the adapter from sliding back in tongs that do not have a tapered top jaw.

The third photo shows the adapter sitting on the top jaw.  The 4th photo shows the adapter pushed back and “locked” in place by the arm. 

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July 10, 2016
6:31 am
Matt Moore
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I have a pair of box jaws for 1×1, I might steal this idea 🙂

July 10, 2016
6:21 pm
Bill Kirkley
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If you make one I would be interested in knowing how it works for you.  

If your top jaw is not tapered welding a stop on the end of the adapter would probably be better than the spot weld I described above. 

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