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Name that tool!

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by dales, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    Now you've read the title this thread could go one of too ways........

    However as im not like that my question is my colleague has a tool that looks like a pair of nail clippers, however we use it to extract the nuts out of server cabs.

    For instance if you want to move a switch to a different position then youtake the switch out and left in its place is a nut which is surrounded in metal with 2 claws so that you can feed the nut in from behind and bolt the switch to the nut in the rack.

    As we are swapping out all our switches for POE ones shortly I need to buy myself one of these tools so I dont shread my fingers when trying to extract the nuts.

    Any ideas, I've tried googling stuff like server rack nut extractor but that hasnt helped and my colleague cant remember whats its call!
     
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    I'd be interested to see if anyone comes up with an answer. Had to swap a switch a while back and ended up using a screwdriver to remove the cage nuts. A bit fiddly and almost stabbed myself!
     
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  4. greenbrucelee
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    that ^ or larger than normal tweezers
     
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  5. UKDarkstar
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    Could try this.

    I usually use the short screwdriver blade on my trusty swiss army penknife :biggrin
     
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  6. dales

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    wow a fiver for a bent pci shim-a-do. Good option, will keep trying for the nail clippers then if I cant find any then go for the pci shim-a-do!
     
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  7. nugget
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    I've got one of those sitting on my desk. Quite handy too.:biggrin
     
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  8. dales

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    ah you little devil, they are proving to be quite difficult to google uk for one!
     
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