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Forum topic by DW833 posted 02-16-2017 03:02 AM 662 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2017 03:02 AM

Bought this tool at a fleamarket today even though I don’t know what it is.

I’m not sure if this tool is a woodworking tool or metal work tool.
The small blade has H.S.S. Crobalt stamped on it.

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#1 posted 02-16-2017 04:22 AM

Hmmm. My guess is that it’s some kind of a handle/holder for an auger type drill bit.

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#2 posted 02-16-2017 04:29 AM

Auger bit or Tap handle

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#3 posted 02-16-2017 04:31 AM

Tap handle would be my guess

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#4 posted 02-16-2017 11:48 PM

Probably not a tap handle, the tool location is offset from the centerline of the handles. This would put the axis of rotation out of line with the tap which would break taps.

How does the tool mount in the handle?

My guess would be a handle/guide for sharpening tool bits for metalworking. The H.S.S Cobalt tool bit is a high speed steel (hss) tool bit for metalworking.

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#5 posted 02-18-2017 04:47 PM

The tool bit slides into an opening that is similar in size to the bit. Then the thumb screw secures it.

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