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orion61

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Mystery Tool everybody should own
      #5571267 - 12/14/12 06:17 PM Attachment (189 downloads)

Know what it is? You cannot imagine how many people have ruined lenses and optics when they didn't have one.
I just bought this high carbon steel one to replace my cheap one that broke on me.
Do you know what the name is?


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Mary B
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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: orion61]
      #5571272 - 12/14/12 06:19 PM

Spanner wrench

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mmclure
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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: orion61]
      #5571286 - 12/14/12 06:23 PM

Looks like a high-quality optical spanner wrench to me.

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orion61

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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: mmclure]
      #5571484 - 12/14/12 08:23 PM

DING DING.. you win the prize.. cant tell you how many quality products get wrecked useing a hammer and screwdriver to loosen rings I shudder..
It was about $40.00 but priceless...
nice job both of you....


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Tim J K
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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: orion61]
      #5571489 - 12/14/12 08:27 PM

Where is a good place to buy one of these?

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orion61

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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: Tim J K]
      #5572402 - 12/15/12 11:21 AM

You can find all kinds of them on EbAy, I'd suggest the high carbon steel ones tho, the cheap ones will break the first tigh ring you try to take off..
cheers
Larry


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bilgebay
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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: orion61]
      #5575861 - 12/17/12 03:03 PM

Great find Larry. I bought one last year from Fit Tools. The price is much higher but anyway, it has better protection for the lens. It is a very high quality product.

I will use it once or twice in my life time as an amateur, but when you need this tool nothing else will cut.

Here is the link to what I purchased. Steve, the owner is a great guy too.

Clear skies

Sedat


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orion61

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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5576424 - 12/17/12 09:09 PM

I cant count how many times a friend of mine ruined things trying to get rings off. He ruined a pair of Zeiss Binos..
They are invaluable for us tinkerers..
plus they are cool looking too....


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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: orion61]
      #5594909 - 12/29/12 07:03 PM

a metal tic tac toe device

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mdowns
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Re: Mystery Tool everybody should own new [Re: jpkozic]
      #5594913 - 12/29/12 07:05 PM

I bought mine from Edmund with a bunch of different tips.

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