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mIps

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629 days ago

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I found this on the street the other day and I am not sure what it is:

It basically looks like a ball-point pen but made entirely of metal. The only markings on it say “Metal removal division” and “Federal-Mogul”.

I have been using it for making center holes for drilling and for marking cut-lines but what is it actually for?

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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 629 days ago

I believe it is a carbide-tipped scribe.

Something like this.

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#2 posted 629 days ago

+1 to what Lee say :-)

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#3 posted 629 days ago

I agree with Lee. I have one myself.

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mIps

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#4 posted 629 days ago

Ah, okay then. I think mine is all steel, though I certainly wouldn’t swear to it. Thanks!

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#5 posted 629 days ago

Probably belonged to a guy who does sheet metal work.

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#6 posted 628 days ago

The tip looks darker! Could be carbide. If it is carbide it will last a long time and will be very useful!

Federal-Mogul bought a company called Metaltec which I believe was a metal re-cycler/salvage company!

That’s my 2¢ of input and I am sticking to it!

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#7 posted 628 days ago

Just like you would use a pencil to mark your dimensions on lumber, you would use that to mark on certain metals that pencils do not work well on. You can also use it to mark/etch on slate stone.

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patcollins

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#8 posted 627 days ago

If I remember correctly carbide is not magnetic or is only mildly magnetic compare to tool steel. You could see if a magnet is attracted to the tip.

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JJohnston

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#9 posted 627 days ago

Yep, you’re using it right.

Hmm, maybe we should start a “found tools” thread.

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