Tools to help make Tongs
Rex has developed several tools to help in making tongs or just to help in blacksmith projects. I'm sure this section will grow as time progresses. But for now the basics.
Tong Vice Tool
This tool holds the tongs by the rivet while in a vise. Sequence of events go as follows: Heat tongs in forge or with torch, place riveted tongs in vise, Adjust tong alignment while secured in vise but not smashing rivet.
Part NO# RXToE
Multi Twist Tool
We make 2 versions of this tool.
1/4", 3/8" and 1/2"
3/8", 1/2" and 5/8"
Nice to have common sizes available in one tool. 5/8" works on railroad spikes.
RXToA for 1/2"
RXToB for 5/8"
Rivet header is self explanatory. This allows you to keep your nice round head on the rivet. Not necessary item but gives you a professional look.
Part NO# RXToD
2 in 1 Bending Tool. Great for getting that tweak just where you want it.
Part NO# RXToC