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I can push away,
Or pull back to me instead,
Only in certain ways.

I like my brother,
Though we don't quite look alike,
He's my one other.

I'm a fickle thing,
I don't really like to stay,
But stuck in a ring.

I’m swapped, changed,
To form two common used tools,
In groups, I range

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    $\begingroup$ This is four haikus... $\endgroup$ Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 15:49
  • $\begingroup$ @Joe-You-Know check the edit history; the last haiku was added later :) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Pie
    Commented Sep 14, 2018 at 10:51

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Are you

An electron?

Haiku 1:

Being a charged particle, electron could push and pull depending on a charge of another particle.

Haiku 2:

Electron's one other could be a neutrone, or a positrone

Haiku 2 and 3:

Stuck in a ring, fickle thing, swapped, changed... seems to match. Also forms electricity and magnetism - truly commonly used tools

Hope that's right. Would be awesome to guess a riddle correctly XD

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    $\begingroup$ Well done! I thought no one was gonna solve it $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 14:51
  • $\begingroup$ Yaay, I'm happy I was the one. Thanks for a cool puzzle. I will look at other ones from you :) $\endgroup$
    – Mark
    Commented Sep 18, 2018 at 15:05
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Are you

The Moon?

I can push away,
Or pull back to me instead,
Only in certain ways.

I think this refers to the tides and how the Moon influences them.

I like my brother,
Though we don't quite look alike,
He's my one other.

The Earth is the Moon’s brother (and his one other), even though they don’t look alike.

I'm a fickle thing,
I don't really like to stay,
But stuck in a ring.

The Moon doesn’t stay in one place in the sky, but it’s stuck in a ring shaped orbit around the earth.

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  • $\begingroup$ Interesting, but not right $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 15:28
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    $\begingroup$ @RohitJose Can you specify in what way this doesn't fit? It seems like a pretty solid solution. Or perhaps add or alter a line in your poem that would lead to a more specific answer? $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 15:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Sensoray this should help $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 15:46
  • $\begingroup$ @RohitJose Very nice :) $\endgroup$
    – Sensoray
    Commented Sep 13, 2018 at 15:59
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Take two: Are you a

Saw

I can push away, Or pull back to me instead, Only in certain ways.

A saw is moved back in forth

I like my brother, Though we don't quite look alike, He's my one other.

There are many different kinds of saws, (handsaws, circular saws, hacksaw, etc.) that are similar in function but different in appearance

I'm a fickle thing, I don't really like to stay, But stuck in a ring.

Again movement to function, a circular saw is one that is stuck in a circular, ring-like motion

I’m swapped, changed, To form two common used tools, In groups, I range

saw blades can be swapped and different blades are used for different things

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  • $\begingroup$ Good try, but no $\endgroup$
    – Rohit Jose
    Commented Sep 17, 2018 at 15:02

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