View Full Version : What is it?

04-16-2008, 09:50 AM
Dear Brother Tinkers:
(& I mean this in the most enduring way)

I have a feeling that there are many of us who like to collect tools, the weirder the better. I would like to propose that we start a forum like “What tool is this”. We would also need a way to show pictures of the items. Any thoughts? Ps I have a tool that I just picked up and for the life of me can not figure out what it is. It has some writing on the inside: “PAT’D sep151908.195.” Any thoughts?

Capt Turk
04-16-2008, 09:56 AM
Looks kinda like a Saw set??

Optics Curmudgeon
04-16-2008, 10:12 AM
I agree, except mine isn't so blurry.


Norman Atkinson
04-16-2008, 10:19 AM
For raising a bump in a leather shoe-- for corns and bunnions.
Talk about putting one's foot in it!


04-16-2008, 10:37 AM
it is indeed a saw set, poss disston or eclipse, looks like mine.

Norman Atkinson
04-16-2008, 11:18 AM
Saw feet or sore teeth?

john hobdeclipe
04-16-2008, 01:34 PM
Yep, saw set, special model for blurry saws.

04-16-2008, 09:24 PM
Since you didn't know what it was, then you probably also didn't know how it works or why it is/was necessary. For a saw to cut wood efficiently, it must cut a kerf a bit wider than the thicknes of the blade. To achieve this, the teeth are alternately bent at the tips after sharpening. With repeated sharpening the tips are filed away and, about every second or third filing, the blade was jointed, (using another odd-looking tool,) and the process repeated. "Best saw steel" was pretty soft stuff and sharpening was a constant requirement. We are spoiled with impulse hardened teeth that are durable enough that when the tips eventually break, we throw the saw away, (if anyone still uses a handraulic saw!)

04-17-2008, 09:57 AM
OK I got it, I was not supposed to make that 6 pack a 1 pack before taking the pictures. When I took the pictures and uploaded them to photobucket.com so I could add them to this web site they were not blurry. I do not know why the are blurry in the posting? Any way thank you very much for letting me know what the tool was, I guess I will have to dig out an old hand saw & give it a try. Thanks again.