Don’t know what this is called, but I borrowed it out of OH’s tool cupboard to help get the cork out of a bottle cava. Worked brilliantly. Now it lives in the kitchen drawer, handy for opening jar lids as well.
The best gadget in history.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
'Soft jaw pipe wrench', I think @Ergates Invaluable when tightening down chrome taps, or anything else you need to grip strongly without marking the surface. I can never find mine when I need them - must try the kitchen drawers next time!
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
I use it in my beadwork all the time when joining nylon thread - make a reef knot, zap the ends of the threads so they ball up, pull tight - thread is joined. Also for zapping away loose threads. And it's a good tester for amber too - zap an unobtrusive area; if the smoke smells resiny it's amber, if it smells plasticky it's not. I've tested so called amber beads that people have sent me to reknot and realised that their precious amber was in fact not amber a tall. I didn't tell them.