After lifting from the furnace, shanks are used for holding the crucible to pour the molten metal into your prepared molds. These pouring shanks are equipped with a lever operated spring loaded clamp that secures the crucible into the shank ring. Some shanks come with a bottom retaining plate (not shown) that the crucible sits on below the ring.
Hand Shanks are held by one person.
Tongs are custom fit for one specific shape and size of crucible. This set will fit a #16 Bilge Crucible, either a clay graphite or silicon carbide composition.
Since these shanks are custom made for this specific type and size of crucible they are not returnable.