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What is this tool for? Answered

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for?

 

I came across it all rusted and thought it was some type of pliers or cutter. After I cleaned it up I could tell it was probably neither. What I thought was a plier jaw is actually one piece and does not close and what i thought maybe the cutting blade, actually had lines and numbers, like a ruler.

The one small screw that the spring is attached to, will allow you to adjust how far the jaw/cutter will close and the other screw, when loosened a bit allows you to slide the little metal 'arm' in or out, like a measuring template.

It has some fancy designs on the handles as you can see and the only marking says "Made in Western Germany".

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Baldbrew

7 weeks ago

Any idea what this is for?

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Edevans8633Baldbrew

Reply 22 days ago

Ignition spark tester. For small gas engines. Like lawn mowers, tillers, snow blowers, etc.

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BradM127

1 year ago

Found this at a garage sale. It’s wooden. And I’m wondering what it is.

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ajheijBradM127

Reply 24 days ago

This is the back of a file card... It should have wire bristles imbedded in cloth that it pinned over it. It's used to clean files that get filled up with metal shavings between the teeth.

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BobE53

25 days ago

Ok I give up, what are these? Made of brass and has a heavy spring in the handles.

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Baldbrew

7 weeks ago

Any idea what this tool is for?

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jharvey74

2 months ago

I think this is some kind of homemade hand saw. Anyone seen anything like it before?

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AussieAlf

2 months ago

Better late than never, but if you still havent identified the tool, see attached.

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photologicphotography

2 months ago

Anybody know what this thing is? Appears to be wrought or cast iron and hinged. There is a pinch point at the hinge end. No markings on it at all.

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SusannG

3 months ago

What is this yool used for and how do you use it?

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Josehf MurchisonSusannG

Reply 2 months ago

Match tool you press the ends of the wires to something like base board or some other trim and match it to a replacement piece.

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Downunder35mSusannG

Reply 3 months ago

It's a copy strip.
Used for tiles, vinyl, wood and so on.
Take it and push all pins out one way.
Then ress the other side onto the shape you need to cut out, like a rounded corner.
Use the markers on the tool to align it with your to cut object and use a pencil to draw along the pins - cut and it will fit perfectly.

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Wlevans

3 months ago

Can anyone tell me what this tool is for, it was my father in laws and I have no idea what it is for, thanks.

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Josehf MurchisonWlevans

Reply 2 months ago

I have a set of them myself they are hole cutters. if you make your own gaskets you cut the bolt holes in the gasket material with them.

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AussieAlfWlevans

Reply 2 months ago

They are hole punches used for cutting holes in leather, felt, plastic etc. You place the cone shaped end on the surface and hit the other end with a hammer.

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tcrawley535

6 months ago

Anybody know what this is?

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heinjhtcrawley535

Reply 2 months ago

A string clamp - typically used when installing suspended ceilings to get tiles all level.

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Wlevans

3 months ago

Can anyone tell me what this tool is, it was my father in laws and I have no idea what it is for, thanks.

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WinsterJack

7 months ago

Can anybody identify this tool please?

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mole1WinsterJack

Reply 7 months ago

Is the blade locked in place or does it slide?

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GordonS15

3 years ago

Can anyone tell me what this set of rings are called or used for?

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millsy22

5 years ago

Thanks for the quick and accurate responses. I want losing sleep over not knowing but I was pretty curious.

Would it be asking too much if I also asked if anyone could explain (or show via video maybe) how it was/is used.

Thanks

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iceng

5 years ago

While it could be a saw tooth bender with
adjustment or bend limits with the spring screw able to limit the closing the handles.
I do not believe the pressing adjustable S steel is stiff enough for a saw.

Instead this could be a tool to stepwise roll  or partially bend a metal or hardboard foil.
Not just straight line but in a curved arc.

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MrRedBeardiceng

Answer 5 years ago

I hope I didn't come off like a jerk.

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icengMrRedBeard

Answer 5 years ago

Not at all.
I really enjoy learning new tools.

When at a garage-sale..  I enjoy mentally understanding the weird gadgets
that people are trying to sell.

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MrRedBeardiceng

Answer 5 years ago

Now that sounds like a great hobby. I love estate sales for all of the randomness and weird.

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MrRedBeard

5 years ago

Ok definitely a saw maintenance tool.
http://www.fannosaw.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=8&products_id=44&zenid=1e078850000bf1fe6a5d76e202cd54d7