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l79m20
08-29-2007, 01:33 PM
years ago our family had an oak Saratoga by Brunswick that had a small tool in which to remove rail bolts then the rails. My father called it a key while in reality it was a drill bit, one that fit in a hand brace type drill./ What I need is someone to identify this bit (tool)and tell me the real name of it and lead me in the correct direction to puchase one. thanks all......joe

l79m20
08-29-2007, 06:53 PM
is everyone stumped????????????

DeadCrab
08-29-2007, 07:04 PM
Probably a specialty tool. Bed manufacturers use something similar for 4-post beds.

If you want an original replacement, you may need to contact dealers who specialize in antique Brunswick tables.

If you want something that does the job equally well, get an appropriately sized nut driver, or nut driver drill bit. Available at big box stores everywhere.

strokeless
08-29-2007, 09:33 PM
it is a spanner. mueller carries it

wolfdancer
08-29-2007, 11:29 PM
If it's the tool I'm thinking of..a two pronged bit, that was used with a brace and fit into the two holes in the rail bolts....I forgot the name, but purchased one once, when I did minor repairs on our antique Brunswicks....
This is an older version of the tool I have in mind
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/1999/50422yb3.jpg

BigRigTom
08-30-2007, 10:44 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> If it's the tool I'm thinking of..a two pronged bit, that was used with a brace and fit into the two holes in the rail bolts....I forgot the name, but purchased one once, when I did minor repairs on our antique Brunswicks....
This is an older version of the tool I have in mind
http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/1999/50422yb3.jpg <hr /></blockquote>

WOW!
Wolfdancer!
I'm impressed....can't believe that you not only know what that was but have a picture that you can post like that!
Unbelievable!

Great clear detailed picture too!

DeadCrab
08-30-2007, 11:58 AM
Go to this link:
http://www.lakesidebilliardsupply.com/railcushions.html

scroll down a ways, and I think you have found one for $20.

wolfdancer
08-30-2007, 01:04 PM
Tom, I've assisted a top mechanic in setting up new rooms, taking down ones that didn't make it, and recovering room tables. My share of the expertise was pulling staples, and being the gofer....
Restoring antiques though was his first love, and he had over 100 in storage....I learned a little by watching
In my short stints working in a pool room, I needed to do a few basic repairs by myself...hence the rail bolt bit...

l79m20
08-30-2007, 01:14 PM
Thank you wolfy, your picture is what I am looking for, my dad's was a little different but the same?. I also recieved a couple of leads where to obtain one...............Thanks all, Great forum.......Joe