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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-22-2005, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Here's one that I will give 200 points for, mainly because I do not know what it is. I found it in a box of my grandfathers old tools and would like to know what it is and what it is used for.

The clamp swivels on a pin, and the bar on the right 'cams' closed. The first picture shows the cam open, the second show the cam closed.




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Stan, here is my best guess. I could possibly be used on the job site for making splices for the older galvanized metal "U" shaped house gutters. If you recall, those type of gutters had a "rolled" edge on both top surfaces. Perhaps this came from someone who was into DIY or metalworking?
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Sounds like a plausible explanation -- but I really have no idea myself.

Not sure if putting an item in the "What Is It" forum -- without knowing what it is, is such a good idea. Someone could have a correct response, and I'd never know.
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What we have here is a jig to hold a hand saw while it is sharpened.
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It is a hand saw sharpening jig. The picture is upside down.
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I think it's a saw clamp probably used to sharpen the old manual saws, for tree
removal etc.
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It is a hand saw sharpening jig. The picture is upside down.
Winner!!!

The jig is indeed upside down. Good show.
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