July 1, 2004
TONGSThis company manufactures seamer tongs made of hot-drop-forged steel. The tongs are designed to bend and form metal. They grip and hold sections of panels securely in place while they are being joined, according to the manufacturer. There are two models of the seamer tongs available, one with straight handles and one with curved handles to create greater gripping torque. Both models have 3-inch-wide blades and a throat capacity of 1 1/8 inches. The two blades have raised ribs in 1/4-inch increments on their outer surfaces for accurate positioning of the tongs. Overall length of the tool is 9 1/2 inches.
Midwest Tool and Cutlery Co., 1210 Progress St., Sturgis, MI 49091; (269) 651-7964.