Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

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Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by NapTime » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:06 pm

A picture's worth 1000 words.

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Certainly easier to make if you have access to a CNC machine, like they do, but a cool looking tool nonetheless.

Seemed too good to pass up sharing with y'all.

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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by MrBomb » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:39 pm

Interesting concept, it would be interesting to see how well it stands up when you wrench down on something hard, seems like there would be a lot of twisting especially since most of the material on the inner part of the blade has been removed.

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Post by Redeyes » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:25 am

Yeah, I would also like to see a cutting test, not in person, but from the safety of Youtube.
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Post by Storm Crow » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:50 am

Or you could carry a small Crescent wrench and not compromise your blade. Also, toss the Harbor Freight crap-ola machete and get a Tramontina.

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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by BigEd » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:49 am

Also make one in Metric. ;)

Would make a great wall hanger for a shop, very cool.

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Post by gun toting monkeyboy » Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:50 pm

I don't know. I can see trying to get the blade into anyplace I am likely to need to loosen a nut being extremely difficult. It looks cool, but I wouldn't bother. As the other poster noted, a cresent wrench and a real machete would be a much better idea.

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Post by Paladin1 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:18 pm

I think they just made a crappy machete, more crappy-er.
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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by maldon007 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:23 pm

I've given those HF machetes a try, I found them to bendable, not flexable, which is... bad :lol:

If it was a better steel, and the holes were kept at a minimum size, compared to the blade depth, it could be ok, I guess (lotta if's and and's :lol: )
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Post by yossarian » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:21 pm

Use that thing to change your serpentine belt and you'll need a new radiator hose and 17 stitches.
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Post by LBB » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:50 pm

I am not sure where you could use it. In your engine room you won't have space. Maybe if you own a steam engine.

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Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by rednekrampager » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:16 pm

Neat solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
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Post by LBB » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:23 pm

rednekrampager wrote:Neat solution for a problem that doesn't exist.
Maybe someone needs to build a vehicle for it.

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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by EVEREADY » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:40 pm

I showed a guy I know who runs a bicycle shop. He was keen to get one for the shop. Bit of a laugh..
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Post by congochris » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:33 am

EVEREADY wrote:Bit of a laugh..

Nailed it, right there. :lol:

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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by MasterMaker » Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:58 pm

The image that popped into my head when I saw the header was that of a proper machete where the handle ended in an adjustable wrench, if it was made from tool steel rather than something that just looked like steel, then that would have some uses...
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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by zoad » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:52 pm

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Reminds me of this thing I forged a while ago. Still haven't found a use for it yet that won't cut off a few fingers. Well I guess that's a use.

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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by MasterMaker » Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:13 pm

:rofl: Not exactly what I meant.....
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Re: Mechanic's Machete/Wrench

Post by xLionx » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:40 pm

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