breakout tongs

breakout tongs

[′brā¦kau̇t ‚täŋz]
(mining engineering)
A device used to begin unscrewing one section of pipe from another section.
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The Roughneck system is equipped with patented spanner wrench holes in the front and rear of the hammer, reducing the number of breakout tongs required to change out the bit or service the tool.
To that end, the Roughneck Pneumatic Rock Hammer System is equipped with patented spanner wrench holes In the front and rear of the hammer, reducing the number of breakout tongs required to change out the bit or service the tool.
The Splinelok II system makes tooling attachment easy and efficient, and it eliminates the need for hydraulic breakout tongs or pipe wrenches to remove drill heads or backreamers.
The Splinelok makes tooling attachment easy and efficient, eliminating the need for the hydraulic breakout tongs or pipe wrenches used to remove drill heads or backreamers.