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02-27-2018 01:48 AM

I’ve seen this tool described in numerous ways, including pry bar, offset chisel, punch, and even scraper, so I’m hoping I can get the definitive answer here, as I always have. Any info would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 02-27-2018 01:51 AM

If the end was rounded instead of flat I would have said its a stone mason’s tool for jointing the mortar in between bricks. Even with the flat end, I’m still guessing it’s for stone/brick work and not wood working.

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#2 posted 02-27-2018 01:54 AM

In my world, it is a chisel, an offset model used to lift up things like old flooring, edge moldings, etc. Also for scraping to an edge against a wall, on an offset floor surface, etc.
It is an older tool, not normally found today, but handy in working on old houses, etc.
I used one a lot when I restored a 1876 farmhouse in the 90’s. Left it in the house when I left.

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#3 posted 02-27-2018 01:54 AM

Offset chisel for prying up ceramic tile, (or whatever else you use it on.) ??

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#4 posted 02-27-2018 03:04 AM

Back when they soldered car bodies together….was used to flatten out the joint.

Then, someone decided to beat on it like a cold chisel…..

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#5 posted 02-27-2018 04:02 AM

Vintage Sorby offset caulking iron used in wooden boat maintenance.
also – used in plumbing. packing oakum into the collar of cast iron pipes prior to pouring molten lead
or packing lead wool tightly into the collar seal.
also – can be found in brick/stone masons tool bag.
also – tile chipping and removal.
like any tool – it may not necessarily be used for the reason in which it was intended.

google: offset caulking iron ~ mason tools ~ oakum packing tool – yarning irons ~ plumber caulking iron

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#6 posted 02-27-2018 04:56 AM



Offset chisel for prying up ceramic tile, (or whatever else you use it on.) ??

- jbay

Mostly for whatever else you can use it on…... At least for me.. LOL

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#7 posted 02-28-2018 01:11 AM

Great info. Thanks to all.

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