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ash tool handle

edited 2:38AM in EggHead Forum
why exactly is the ash tool built the way it is at least at the handle end. just curious as to why there is a spring configuration and the hook loop on the handle end. does this serve another purpose in addition to ash removal?


  • BryanBryan Posts: 53
    mr.b ,
    The ash tool has the spring configuration so it acts as a handle. The swirl part above the handle was used to close to top vent of older lids without a daisy wheel.

  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    mr.b ,[p] Springs have long been great for dissipation of heat and it makes for a comfortable handle. My bigger dutch ovens have them. The hook was used to latch and unlatch the old style hinges. They used to lock in place. [p] BGE never changed the overall design.
  • Celtic Wolf,
    excellent, i new there was some logical explanation. thank you.

  • Topo GigioTopo Gigio Posts: 98
    mr.b , I use the hook loop portion to lift my cast iron grid, the same way you would use the other end to lift the porcelean grid. Its a lot stronger.[p]

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    mr.b ,[p]And you figure to get one...fom Pete?[p]Evans[p](This is one of my new C-Wolf imitation posts...part of a whole course being rolled out this Fall!!)
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    Chubby,[p]Whuppin' Stick!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • MACMAC Posts: 442
    mr.b ,
    This is a 100 year old+ design. It was origally used in tools for wood stove tools for lifting plates and grates. It works because it disipates heat.

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