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I have no idea what this tool is. I found it in my fathers shed. It's about 11 inch long and the smaller piece moves up and down the main shaft of the tool No one seems to know what it is.

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g-one
g-one

Best Answer 6 years ago

It's a saw-set / saw-wrest. That's a tool to bend the teeth of a cross cut saw after sharpening. The additional piece with the screw is used to adjust the angle. My father has the same tool.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 6 years ago

I do believe you are the winner! First hit on Google Images for "saw wrest": http://www.jimbodetools.com/Stunning-Boxwood-Handled-Saw-Wrest-With-Brass-Stop-p11897.html

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oldmicah
oldmicah

6 years ago

Is the blade part a flat 'blade'? Are the edges sharp or blunted?

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geoffers1
geoffers1

Answer 6 years ago

It's not flat, it bulges into the middle like a very stretched ellipse. Does that make sense? It's not sharp anywhere, but that might be due to it's age possibly?

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oldmicah
oldmicah

Answer 6 years ago

Makes total sense. I had a guess, but I was wrong. Cool little tool that 'g-one' recognized. Love finding out about things like that!

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rickharris
rickharris

6 years ago

Saw set
Glass workers tool for breaking glass (hence the different sized slots) the fence is to protect the fingers
A marking gauge although the brass marking fence is unusual.

Not something I have seen before.

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rickharris
rickharris

Answer 6 years ago

Saw set here is a picture of one.

saw set.jpg
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kelseymh
kelseymh

6 years ago

Normally, I would call it a "wood gouge," a woodworking tool for making grooves. However, I haven't seen one with notches on the sides, nor have I seen one that has an adjustable stop like yours.

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Answer 6 years ago

Oh! I'll bet the adjustable stop is used when turning wood on a lathe. You rest the gouge on the guide, and the stop prevents it from cutting too deeply.