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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-30-2014, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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No, really, what is it. I haven't a clue.
I'm pretty sure that it came with some power tool (accessory?) but there's absolutely nothing stamped on it. No brand, no number. Nothing.
The strange colouring is from the zinc plating on it...
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That looks like a drill drift. Also used to remove centers or Jacob chucks from tailstocks on lathes.
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Also used on drill presses. Here's mine on my drill press and then how/where it's used.
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That was my first impression too but the taper is too fast and drifts are usually flat on one side. It seems vaguely familiar but I can't place it.

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Thanks, guys, that perhaps gives me a clue as to what it may have come with.
Something with a shaft most likely? I'll check my DP manual; see if it's listed in the parts catalogue.
Another possibility, seeing those pics, is my Patriot gas woodchipper.
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No, really, what is it. I haven't a clue.
I'm pretty sure that it came with some power tool (accessory?) but there's absolutely nothing stamped on it. No brand, no number. Nothing.
The strange colouring is from the zinc plating on it...
From the looks of it(and it looks similar to my own) I'd guess, like mine, it's used when removing the chuck from your bench drill.
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I agree Charles, about the steep taper and on both sides. But I still think it could be a drift for some type of tool. I mean it has the hole to hang it somewhere's handy and all that.
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It looks to me like what a block layer drives into a mud joint after the mortar has set up to hold his line up. Block companies gave them away by the hundreds- they were generic and cheap so the didn't even stamp a name on many.
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Dennis...I have no idea how I would have acquired one of those(?).
No recollection of even having seen one. What are they actually called?
'Line pins' maybe?
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