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Home made belt wrench

 
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This belt wrench was found at Value Village. It's simple enough that many could make one based on the picture. There is a slightly larger metal plate screwed to the other side. The belt appears to be a used automotive belt. There is just enough space for the belt to slide to different positions, to change the size. A firm grip locks it in place.

It was probably used for removing oil filters. Could also be handy to hold a drive shaft in place, twist threaded plumbing parts or to extract poles from the ground. I tried it on a big pipe.

That's all for this one, since I know nothing more about it.
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Strap wrenches have an even cooler cousin the chain wrench, if you see one buy it, they are rare anymore.

Nice find!
 
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I always have an old automotive timing belt laying around, I clamp it in vice grip pliers to use for turning big, slick things like oil filters, pipes, etc.
 
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