Drilling Tongs

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Tong Usage In A Drill String

These large wrenches which are used to make up or break out drill pipe, casing, tubing, or other pipe are variously called casing tongs, pipe tongs, and so forth.  These names are ascribed according to the specific intended use, which are as follows:

Power Tongs

Power tongs are pneumatically or hydraulically operated tools that serve to spin the pipe up tight and, in some instances, to apply the final makeup torque.

Tubing Tongs

Tubing tongs are used to break out and make up tubing. They may be operated manually, hydraulically, or pneumatically.

Casing Tongs

Casing tongs are used for turning when making up or breaking out casing.

Spinning Chain Tongs

Spinning chain is a y-shaped chain that is used to spin up (tighten) one joint of drill pipe into another. One end of the chain is attached to the tongs.

Power Rod Tongs

Power rod tongs are tongs that are actuated by air or hydraulic fluid and are used for making up or breaking out sucker rods

Chisel Tongs

Chisel tongs are pipe tongs that grip the pipe with a chisel-like insert in the jaw of the wrench.

Chain Tongs

Chain tongs are a hand tool consisting of a handle and chain that resembles the chain on a bicycle. In general, chain tongs are used for turning pipe.

Webb-Wilson Tongs

Webb-Wilson are mechanical tongs; sometimes used generically for all brands of tongs.

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