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who makes?

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Anyone out there have a good ice-tong maker? or supplier? The only place I have seen really good ones are at auctions or antique shops. My dad has a "retired" one that would grab around a 24" block easily.

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send me a email. i have some information for you

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I'm sure you can buy a good used one at antique shops for way less than a new one, if you could even find a new one. I have a few of them but seldom use them. A shovel or chisel seem to work just fine.

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the problem with used ones is that if the tip of the thogs gets bent, your in alot of trouble.

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The best ones I've found are actually log tongs. I prefer the 13" ones that were made by the Gifford Wood Co. in Hudson, NY. They have a jaw opening of about 24".

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The handles are nice when you have gloves on, and they don't bend. If you get a set that are loose at the joint, you can heat the rivet and re-peen it to a tight fit.

You can find them on eBay for about $15.

--Mark

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Yep, those are the good ones. I have 3 or 4 of them somewhere. I've never seen the tips or any part of any old tongs get bent. They are made of pretty good tempered steel.

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I agree Log tongs work the best.. You can find them at any old auction or most farmers have some laying around the farmplace.

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