Quick Bolt Tongs

54 reviews
Regular price $13.50 Save $-13.50

455 in stock

Quick Bolt Tongs can be easily made by heating, splitting with a hot chisel, shaping the jaw, and riveting together. The open jaw makes these tongs ideal for grabbing metal with a bulky end that would get in the way with other styles of tongs. 

Difficulty Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Tools Required: Vise, Hot Chisel, Hammer, Drill or Hot Punch
Helpful Tools: Rivet Bucking/Heading Tool

Quick Bolt Tong blanks are made from 3/8" thick mild steel. The jaws are 2-1/4" wide and the reins are 13" long.

Price includes two Quick Bolt Tong blanks (to make one pair), one 5/16" x 1-1/2" rivet, and an Instruction page.

Just heat and split with a hot chisel,
Shape the jaw,
and rivet!
View our FAQs here.
What's the difference between Quick and Rapid Tongs? Learn more here.
Quick Bolt Tongs, Quick Tongs- Ken's Custom Iron Store, www.KensIron.com
Quick Bolt Tongs, Quick Tongs- Ken's Custom Iron Store, www.KensIron.com
Quick Bolt Tongs, Quick Tongs- Ken's Custom Iron Store, www.KensIron.com
Quick Bolt Tongs, Quick Tongs- Ken's Custom Iron Store, www.KensIron.com

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Ken's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs Review
12/18/2020

Quick bolt tongs.

Easy to make, works great for many things.

BG
Brian G.
United States United States
Ken's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs Review
10/04/2020

Excellent quality and service

Tong was easy to make and instructions were clear and accurate

KL
Kenneth L.
United States United States
Ken's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs ReviewKen's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs Review
02/21/2019

New Blacksmith - Easy to assemble

I am just getting into blacksmithing and I found that these tongs were pretty easy to assemble, even with very limited tools. The hardest part was aligning the jaws on the jackhammer bits I'm going to use for hardy tools. I will be ordering more quick and rapid tongs in the near future!

RL
Rob L.
Ken's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs Review
01/27/2019

Quick bolt tongs. Awesome

Easy to forge and a good skill builder when out of practice thx.

PR
Paul R.
United States
Ken's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs Review
09/12/2017

Clean

I ordered 3 sets of tongs ,man what a great product great quality.

DB
Donald B.
United States
Ken's Custom Iron Store Quick Bolt Tongs Review
02/22/2017

Fantastic value

I will be buying more soon. I was able to put together a set of scrolling tongs at our small hammer in. Everyone was impressed with how quickly and easily they went together.

CH
Chris H.
United States
07/23/2022

Function, Versatility, Creativity

I prefer a light set of tongs so I can feel what's happening in the work. These may appear to be a finished tool "kit" to some - but there's still a hell of a lot of material there to draw out, offset, upset, and make some really advanced special-purpose tools. I've put 2 of these together so far, one as the prescribed V-bit bolt jaws just for 3/4" stock - I was so pleased with that one I stretched the second pair out to hold 2" 4140 blanks I use for hammers and tooling under my guillotine dies. I could easily see stretching it even further to make something as big crucible tongs, or leaving it stocky to have the strength for bending and scrolling. The generous boss means I would have no problem with drilling out the eyes in a pinch. My point is if I needed something "quick" -- I could see this getting me there so I can get back to work sooner. But so far I've chosen to take the extra time I'm saving to make some really special, well finished tools. It has been a surprising source of inspiration. Thank you Ken's Custom Iron. Always go back and practice the fundamentals. But keep a couple of these around too -- you may need them someday, or you may just have the itch to try out an idea.

JF
Jonathan F.
United States United States
07/08/2022

High Quality Tongs

I made the mistake of buying some cheap Chinese knock offs awhile back. The cut edges were not smooth and had gobs of dross that had to be ground off. I won't make that mistake again. Ken's tongs are smooth and of high quality. 90% of the work can be completed with fire and hammer.

JD
Jay D.
United States United States
05/15/2022

Quick Bolt Tongs

My second pair of this set of tongs. Shaping to use with round stock.

LJ
Leon J.
United States United States
05/09/2022

Quick bolt tongs...

Quick delivery, good price, great product...

RM
Rusty M.
United States United States
02/26/2022

Amazing tong blanks!

If you need a pair of tongs on short order, this is the way to go. Saves tons of money, builds skill, and are very versatile.

CA
Colton A.
United States United States
01/20/2022

A must have

A very important tool to have, plus you get to learn! I'm excited to get started

RD
robert d.
United States United States