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Discussion in 'Knives & Tools' started by FPoole, Mar 27, 2020 at 1:37 AM.

  1. FPoole

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    0326201810.jpg Do you know what this tool is? Have you ever used one for it's intended purpose? Just something to break up the boredom.:D
     
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    It's 30" overall and the blade is 24". Made of steel.
     
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    I think it's for removing slates - slides under the slate, hook over the nail and pull back to shear the nail. I'm sure an expert will confirm, or prove my chilhood watching my father was a waste of time :rolleyes:
     
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    Confirmed, it's a slate ripper for removing broken slates. Once hooked on nail that secured the slate, crank in handle allows hammer to be used on stubborn nails. Also useful when replacing new slate to ensure head of slate sits on batten.
     
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    Cheers - out of curiosity, cos I can't remember :facepalm: How is the replacement slate secured in place?
     
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    Ripper fir pulling nailed slates
     
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    I used to use strips of copper , bend one end at 90 , hook batton , slide slate in , bend other end other the bottom of slate.
     
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    The new slate doesn't just cover the slate below but also overlaps the 3rd slate below that, usually by 50 mm. This allows a fixing between slates into the batten at head of 3rd slate. A strip of lead 80 mm long, ( a tingle), can the be nailed to batten, new slate replaced and end 25 mm of tingle folded back over edge to keep it in place.
    Other propriety fixings of stainless wire or rolls of stainless strip are also available but often on a new roof where tingles would not be acceptable the slate is put in place and secured with mastic adhesive to the slate below. The important thing is for head of new slate to be supported on batten, otherwise lower edge can lift. This is where tool is useful for replacing new slate as well as ripping out the old.
     
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    I remember, I remember ...... that's what my dad used to do - it was ~45 years ago and a rare job :facepalm:
     
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    Yes, it's a slaters rip. Axminster Tools sell them.
     
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    My Dad used one also Jesterdog.
     
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    Knew all you would get it easily. Y'all have loads of slate, but we have absolutely no use for these anymore. When I was a child, we used them to replace broken asbestos tiles. This one is at least 50 years old. I used to keep it in the toolbox of the truck and I'd take it out, once in a while, and no one knew what it was.
     

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