These little tools are actually made
from junk, but "Tools From Trash" just seems to flow
better. In case you don't know the difference between junk and trash:
Junk has possibilities, never throw away any of your junk. Trash is
your wife's junk, throw it out with the wire insulation pieces you
stripped off, used oil filters, and trash like that so you have more
room for your junk.
I made these spring pullers from old
choke and throttle cable ends 35 to 40 years ago and they save me some
time and trouble every now and then yet today. The T-handled one will take
a tremendously hard pull for two reasons. First, the handle is big and
metal; second, take close notice of the hook. See how the crotch of
the hook is extremely close to the straight part of the wire? That
keeps the pull force in line with the wire and also keeps the hook
from straightening in the hardest pull. I've made some very hard pulls
on headlight mount springs and various return springs and it has never
failed. The hook wire beside it won't take near the punishment, but
works well for lighter pulls in tighter areas.
The two long ones were made for special
purposes and I don't remember what the situations were; they were one
time uses. I left the wires long so I could re-bend them to serve
another purpose some time, but have never had to change them. They're
still good for reaching into tight places and hooking a wire out
were you can reach it and things like that.