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Ash Tool

La. RedneckLa. Redneck Posts: 26
edited 4:02PM in EggHead Forum
Good evening,
I have a simple question that is hard for me. What is the crooked end of the ash handle used for? I am sure there is a reason for the curved end, but what is it? Any help would be appreciated.


  • La. Redneck,
    Are you talking about the very end of the thing on the handle end? If so, I think it's for being able to hook something that's hot. Like hooking the daisy wheel top to remove it, etc.

  • WilliamH,
    Thanks, that makes sense.

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702
    La. Redneck,
    I'm sure it has its use, but you haven't used an ash tool till you used the custom ash tool made by Lawn Ranger. I'll even go so far as to say...Order one for yourself and if you don't like it, I'll buy it back from you...Honest !!! This offer is only for you, thats how certain I am of his product. If your interested contact Lawn Ranger. I am not associated with Mike in any way shape or form except for being 1 happy customer.

  • Chef Wil,
    Where do you get this ash tool?

  • Chef WilChef Wil Posts: 702

  • CharbonCharbon Posts: 222
    La. Redneck, If you have one of the old style "Komando" hinges the crooked end is supposed to fit into the center of the hinge to assist closing. I'm only at the newbie stage of this form of Oriental exercise and can't comment as one of the Masters. This grasshopper still has difficulty with the hand switch, crossover, and close process, by Spring I hope to be able to accomplish this while holding a can. I often use a wooden paint stirer to get the ash out which seems to work quite well.

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,744
    La. Redneck, actually the hook is a throw back to the original sizzor hinge design. In order to engage the locking nature of the hinge there was a roll loop of metal at the hinge point and while holding the dome with one hand you pulled the "loop" forward to lock it open. All three of my eggs still have that style vs your spring assisted style.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • J AppledogJ Appledog Posts: 1,046
    La. Redneck, You can pull ashes out of the bottom of the BGE through the bottom vent using the ash tool. JCA

  • RRPRRP Posts: 19,744
    I can't believe I just said all 3 of mine have that It's just my small BGE that does, but I just use my Lawn Ranger Grill Lifter to push or pull one leg of the hinge to prop it op[en or close it.

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
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