Identify this Tool?

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Old 06-08-20, 02:53 PM
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Identify this Tool?

Iím trying to figure out what this tool is called and what it is used for? It was left under the hood of my sonís car by a mechanic. Luckily, it was up in the channel for the hood and never moved (canít believe it!)

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Old 06-08-20, 03:00 PM
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AFAIK, its just a little pick. I dont know of any specific use for it. Its just a general tool.
You should return that to the mechanic. He makes his living with tools like that.

Once you get to his shop to return it, ask him... "what the heck is this anyway?"
 
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Old 06-08-20, 03:14 PM
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Main purpose is removing O-rings. Very useful in AC and hydraulic work. Can also sort out wire plugs.
Have several variations of shape in my tool box.

You will get a lot of respect and gratitude to return it.

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Thanks both; will definitely return it.
 
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Old 06-09-20, 11:09 AM
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The tool appears to be steel with a sharp point. Not a good choice for an O ring tool. They are usually made of a softer material such as brass to prevent scratching the O ring seating surfaces.
 
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Old 06-10-20, 03:57 AM
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Saw your comment about tool left under hood. When I was a mechanic I had dropped a socket behind a battery. # years later they returned to replace battery again (40years ago) and found socket still there I did not know where I had lost it and had replaced. I was in Florida and customer was Canadian and came down every year in winter.
 
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During WWII, the "Brewster Air Craft Co." of Willow Grove Pa. hastily manufactured the "Buffalo" fighter and "Buccaneer" dive bomber. The pilots hated them because of poor design, poor workmanship, and poor performance. The mechanics loved them, because tool were hard to get, and the Brewster planes almost always had some dropped wrenches, loose nuts and bolts, lost screwdrivers etc.
 
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