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30 Of The Most Interesting Specialized Tools Shared In This Online Group

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There are certain jobs that simply cannot be completed using your bare hands and require specialized tools to be performed correctly. And sometimes these tools are so specialized, someone who’s not familiar with them would hardly even imagine what they’re used for. But worry not – that’s where the r/SpecializedTools subreddit comes to help.

The users of this subreddit share all of the bizarre and oddly specific tools they get to use on their jobs, and they’re actually pretty fascinating. From abnormally large Allen keys to barrel filling bridges, check out a collection of rarely seen specialized tools shared in this online group in the gallery below!

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#1 Tree Mover

Image source: Pushkatron

#2 This Chair For People Who Love To Sit Cross-Legged

Image source: mtimetraveller

#3 Surgical Suture Training Pad

Image source: mud_tug

#4 In Case You Have Never Seen, These Baffle Balls Are Used Inside Water Trucks To Stop The Water From Sloshing Side To Side While Driving

Image source: NRGpop

#5 A Seatbelts Attachment For Pregnant Women

Image source: dartmaster666

#6 A Lift To Help This Truck Driver Get In Cab

Image source: memezzer

#7 Baby Head Protector

Image source: imgur.com

#8 My Smallest And Largest Hex Keys For Working On Large Injection Molding Presses

Image source: switchup

#9 Cow Brush

Image source: aloofloofah

#10 Curb Shaper

Image source: Boojibs

#11 A Norwegian Shoe Drying Machine

Image source: Sacktimus_Prime

#12 Snow Clearing Machine For Trucks!

Image source: screwywabbit

#13 New Type Of Parking Enforcement On My Campus Replacing The Boot, Appropriately Named “The Barnacle”

Image source: LiQuiD0v3rkiLL

#14 To Test Large Crane Capacity We Use Giant Water Bags… Aka The Balls Of Judgment

Image source: flgsrockon

#15 You Saw My Largest And Smallest Hex Keys. These Are My Largest And Smallest Adjustable Wrenches!

Image source: switchup

#16 This Titanium Coated Butter Knife With Internal Copper Alloy Heat Tubes. It’s Made To Heat Up When Held In Your Hand, So That It Is Easier To Spread Butter

Image source: RampChurch

#17 Refueling Helicopter In Mid-Air

Image source: mtimetraveller

#18 Barrel-Filling Bridge

Image source: aloofloofah

#19 A Street Sign Cleaning Vehicle, Complete With Soap, Water, A Brush And Some Kind Of Reflective Wax (Or Something?). First Time Seeing One In Germany

Image source: ToFFi57

#20 Stenographer, The Machine The Court Reporters Use To Type Everything That Is Said There

Image source: mtimetraveller

#21 These Specialized Chain Tires That Are Used In The Extreme Heat Of Steel Mills

Image source: AristonD

#22 During The Australian Bushfires Any Water Source Can Be Used To Fight The Fires

Image source: outdatedopinion

#23 My Buddy Made Me A Label Applicator. Just Passed 8000 Bottles/Labels

Image source: JeF4y

#24 Radius Measuring Guage

Image source: dartmaster666

#25 The Sasumata Is A Pole Weapon Used By The Samurai In Feudal Japan. It’s Also Used Today To Safely Wrangle Anyone Posing A Threat To Civilians

Image source: SAmtoogz

#26 Bend Rules

Image source: mtimetraveller

#27 Tool That Allows One Man To Move The Whole Train By Hand

Image source: aloofloofah

#28 I Work In A Stem Cell Lab. This Is A Liquid Nitrogen Dry Shipper, Used To Transport Cryopreserved Products Like Stem Cells And Vaccines In -150c

Image source: hiimkristina

#29 Spent Shotgun Shell Lawn Sweeper Picker-Upper

Image source: GI-Girl56

#30 When A Guy Walks Into Your Office With This Thing Asking To Take A Reading. It’s Called A Velometer, And Measures The Speed Of Air In A Given Area. He Kindly Allowed Me To Take A Photo

Image source: AzayakaCosplay

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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