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Hey guys, im sure some one knows what this is used for,I asked some guys at work but no one knew, I thought it was for recessed light trims??
 

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It looks like a tire plugging tool
 

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Hey guys, im sure some one knows what this is used for,I asked some guys at work but no one knew, I thought it was for recessed light trims??
You mean it's so that springy thingy doesn't snap back and bite you in the finger?

I want one.
 

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"7-1/2" spring tool, use:to install springs on brakes, headlights, solenoids, relays, and etc, "c" tip prevents slipping while pulling or pushing, handle color:light orange, weight:2 oz, dims:7-1/2"l x 7/8" dia, country of origin:unknown"
 

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Hey guys, im sure some one knows what this is used for,I asked some guys at work but no one knew, I thought it was for recessed light trims??
Don't ask me how I know ... but I think its for making hook / knot rugs !

OR some kind of leather work !

Or tire repair !

Or I D K !

Please put me out of my misery .... what is it for ? :eek:
 

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Hey guys, im sure some one knows what this is used for,I asked some guys at work but no one knew, I thought it was for recessed light trims??
That's exactly what it is for. A real lifesaver for me, as I have trouble fitting my hand inside of the can trims that use the springs.
 

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We have that tool in the shop, we use it for various things, Mainly, my guys use it when they install hi hat trims with the spring that hold it in place.
 

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99cents said:
It's a mechanics tool but it might work on pot light trims. Where did you find it? I went to Crappy Tire and KMS but they don't show anything like it.
My father in law used to work for Point of Sale, and he found his old tool kit and gave it to me and this was in it.
 

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I've only seen that advertised as a recessed lighting spring tool. I never knew it was sold as a universal spring tool.
 

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It's to install cheesy can light trims that have those absolutely dismally flimsy springs.
 
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