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Customer Reviews for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening

Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening

Item# 38583
These Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs are made with high carbon steel. They are ideal for dragging and skidding operations, thanks to a swivel hook that keeps the chain from twisting and the log from rolling. Jaw Opening in. 2 1/2-17 1/2, Length ft. 1 5/8, Material Carbon steel, Product Type Tong. Durable high-carbon steel construction Swivel hook that keeps the chain from twisting and the log from rolling Fine-ground points for long-lasting sharpness Shaped to increase tip penetration and get the best grip
Average Customer Rating:
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4 of 5(80%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening
Review 1 for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Works better than expected

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July 12, 2014
By KM973
from Ohio
"After reading other reviews I was expecting this to not work so well on smaller logs. Have used it on logs ranging from 7 to 16 inches and it cinches up very nicely. Heavy duty, well built tool. Am very pleased with both the product and the price from Northern Tool."
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Review 2 for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening
Overall Rating:
2 / 5
2 / 5

Roughneck 17.5" Swivel Skidding Tongs

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May 20, 2014
By mufdvr69s
from Huntsville, TX
"The tongs are extremely well made, but they wont grip small, 8"-12" diameter (or less) logs, or railroad ties, at all. The prongs that are supposed to bore into the wood and grip the log are at the wrong angle to penetrate the wood unless the tongs are close to their full opening width. So, they are useless for moving the small trees, and RR ties, that I wanted to move. They hold @ 15" + logs great, but I couldn't ever get them to work on logs smaller than that. IF they had a spring, or old inner tube for a rubber band, to hold them closed, you might be able to drag small stuff, but not the way they come from the store. I really need to return them."
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Review 3 for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Great tongs

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May 15, 2014
By GLP405
from Berea,KY.
"Good tongs for light to med. logs. Used several times works great."
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Review 4 for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Solid skidding tongs that move mad logs

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February 4, 2014
By ThomDaMan
from The wilds of upstate NY
"We have used these log tongs to drag tons of logs to our truck, and then lift them into the bed, though they say not to lift with them.
They are also used to allow our tractor to drag logs out of our log pile for bucking, We have maxed them out many times and they just dig in and hold on.
After at least (more than) ten years of heavy use, they have only mild chipping of the paint at the tips of the sharp points, and no chipping elsewhere. We sometimes think about taking off the hook and just using the ring, but we use the hook at times too.
We wouldn't ever want to be without these."
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Review 5 for Roughneck High Carbon Steel Swivel Skidding Tongs - 17 1/2in. Jaw Opening
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

handy tongs

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February 4, 2014
By 1981
from Colmesneil, Texas
"Perfect for the use in which it was intended-----use with the tractors 3 point hitch to lift the front of the log slightly off the ground, and it works perfect"
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