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Most people will not own one of these but in the not to distance past all the woodworkers did.

Stanley Handyman is the hint......

So to set things straight you have to be the first one to post the correct answer as to what this is for and if you know how to use it that would be a nice addition........

Give some details please.

100 points again.

If anyone has a book it would be interesting to know how much this item is worth now..... I think I paid just over $8 way back when....

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ahhhh yes to be 38 again....... I have one of these, not the same manufacturer tho..
Its used to set the kerf when sharpening your own hand saws. Mine is adjustable for cross-cut or rip or fine trim saws. Adjusts for thickess of saw blade and the degree of kerf / toot set you'd like. I remember my grandfather sharpening his own saws.. wish I could have gotten the "wide" vise he used, but some other SOB pilfered it as I was too young, but I fooled them (me thinks Mom pilfered it and I found it later with other goodies), I think the unit I have was his, although missing the "vise". I have the two man saw and remember him taking many hours sharpening it, don't think there was a kerf on the two man saw tho.
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Oh, how to use it... squeeze it on every other tooth, flip it 180 and squeeze it to set the "tooth kerf" the opposite way on the way back down the saw. Really simple and perfect.. I think Gramps used it after he used a file in a homemade "jig" to set all the teeth at the same elevation first. Sharpened all by "eye" in the '40's. Lucky if there was 110 V power on his block back then.
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Oh, how to use it... squeeze it on every other tooth, flip it 180 and squeeze it to set the "tooth kerf" the opposite way on the way back down the saw. Really simple and perfect.. I think Gramps used it after he used a file in a homemade "jig" to set all the teeth at the same elevation first. Sharpened all by "eye" in the '40's. Lucky if there was 110 V power on his block back then.
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So do you ever think what it was like in the "old" days pre-electical tools... no routers.....

Well done on the details. I should have mentioned I got two files with the set..... they are all mixed in with the other files now.....

100 points are on the way!


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