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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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tcrawley535

24 days ago

Anybody know what this is?

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WinsterJack

7 weeks ago

Can anybody identify this tool please?

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mole1WinsterJack

Reply 7 weeks ago

Is the blade locked in place or does it slide?

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BradM127

8 months ago

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

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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