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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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stikfixer
stikfixer

10 months ago

Does anyone know what this is?

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LeeO14
LeeO14

Reply 4 months ago

It’s part of a pipe flaring tool. Go to eBay and look up blue point brake pipe flaring.

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BobMoses42
BobMoses42

Reply 4 months ago

I own one :) the male flaring tool is missing.

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Sgtcombs
Sgtcombs

Reply 10 months ago

Brake tube flare tool.

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NeilRG
NeilRG

Reply 10 months ago

Its half of a flaring tool to be used with copper of aluminum tubing. What you have is the clamp. The holes are sized for different sizes of tubing. What is missing is the flaring portion. It is shaped somewhat like the letter V or U with a threaded shaft that goes through see this https://www.mcmaster.com/flaring-tools

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WinsterJack
WinsterJack

1 year ago

Can anybody identify this tool please?

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BobMoses42
BobMoses42

Reply 4 months ago

That is an atique gauging knife.

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RayL92
RayL92

Reply 8 months ago

It looks like a type of barrel knife, the blade should retract into the handle

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NeilRG
NeilRG

Reply 10 months ago

It looks like a de-burring tool (home made)

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mole1
mole1

Reply 1 year ago

Is the blade locked in place or does it slide?

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Dwwalkman1350
Dwwalkman1350

4 months ago

Trying to figure out exactly what kind of logging tool this is,,And its proper name, it did have a patent date of 1898,,We have two of them

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AussieAlf
AussieAlf

Reply 4 months ago

I would say that they are antique lifting tongs

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BobMoses42
BobMoses42

Reply 4 months ago

That is an ice tong, used to carry blocks of ice to homes and businesses before refrigeration as we know it.

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Starrzdad
Starrzdad

5 months ago

Hello, new here, just wondering if anyone knows what this is. It's says black and decker and has a double sided 7 inch ruler with a hexagon cutout.
Thanks

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Baldbrew
Baldbrew

1 year ago

Any idea what this tool is for?

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Alpaz
Alpaz

Reply 6 months ago

That is a hand wrench for tightening electrical wire nuts also called stakons. Used for making wire connections in electrical boxes behind switched, outlets, Light fixtures. There are different colors for sizes and number of wires in a splice.

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Banjobake
Banjobake

Reply 7 months ago

Looks like a car battery post cleaner

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bdscanon
bdscanon

6 months ago

What is this tool for? Can’t remember. Thanks!

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jbmc02
jbmc02

8 months ago

What tool is this, please. I bought it in Central Europe. There are no names of maker etc
thank you
Brian Mc Carthy

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KaylaK46
KaylaK46

11 months ago

A guy I work with found these, and I have no idea what they are for. Anyone have an idea?

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defendertime4
defendertime4

Reply 8 months ago

Si se abre más, te diría que es un saca carozos de aceitunas

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adunkin
adunkin

Reply 9 months ago

I agree, this is either for a grommet set or it could be for attaching snaps/buttons to something, like leather for example

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NeilRG
NeilRG

Reply 10 months ago

It looks like a tool for setting snap fasteners in fabric. The lower jaw looks like it has a prong to pierce the fabric.

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Wlevans
Wlevans

1 year 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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fcgadget
fcgadget

Reply 9 months ago

sdt of hole punches for leather, paper, any soft material

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Reply 1 year 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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AussieAlf
AussieAlf

Reply 1 year 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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Wlevans
Wlevans

Reply 1 year ago

Thanks very much

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SusannG
SusannG

1 year ago

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

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fcgadget
fcgadget

Reply 9 months ago

shape transfer tool. press the rods against an object and they assume the profile of it

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

Reply 1 year 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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Downunder35m
Downunder35m

Reply 1 year 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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jharvey74
jharvey74

1 year ago

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

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fcgadget
fcgadget

Reply 9 months ago

grout saw

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Bamafankkc
Bamafankkc

10 months ago

Does anyone have any idea what this is? NOTE: What looks like a black “thing” inside is actually just the reflection of the phone on the glass front.

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Sgtcombs
Sgtcombs

10 months ago

Saw set tool. There is a similar post below

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GordonS15
GordonS15

5 years ago

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

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NeilRG
NeilRG

Reply 10 months ago

A reference set of O rings or washers used for QCing machined grooves.

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Wlevans
Wlevans

1 year 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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NeilRG
NeilRG

Reply 10 months ago

I believe it is a deburring tool for a particular size of copper or aluminum pipe/tubing.

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Baldbrew
Baldbrew

1 year ago

Any idea what this is for?

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Edevans8633
Edevans8633

Reply 1 year ago

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

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BradM127
BradM127

2 years ago

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

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ajheij
ajheij

Reply 1 year 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
BobE53

1 year ago

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

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AussieAlf
AussieAlf

1 year ago

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

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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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heinjh
heinjh

Reply 1 year ago

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