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What's-It Forum => What's-It Forum => Topic started by: swervncarz on May 14, 2018, 11:39:56 AM

Title: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: swervncarz on May 14, 2018, 11:39:56 AM
Anyone have any idea what it's used for?


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Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: amecks on May 14, 2018, 12:40:18 PM
It looks like an ear notcher for farm animals.   Just a guess.
Al
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: lptools on May 14, 2018, 03:39:18 PM
I'm with Al on that one. Regards, lou
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: Catch22! on May 14, 2018, 10:09:50 PM
There is an Electro-Tek CO in new Zealand that makes ear markers.  Wonder ifit may be from them?

  http://www.electro-tek.co.nz
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: wvtools on May 15, 2018, 07:03:19 PM
I believe it is a leather drive belt punch for making the slots to put the stud type fasteners in.  Remember the rule -- when in doubt, it is either a nutcracker or a leatherworking tool.
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: JoeCB on May 17, 2018, 07:12:23 PM
I'm going with the ear marker idea. If it were for leather, no reason for such a deep throat.

Joe B


PS, I still like the "nutcracker / leather tool" default rule
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: mikeswrenches on May 18, 2018, 03:25:34 AM
I believe it is a leather drive belt punch for making the slots to put the stud type fasteners in.  Remember the rule -- when in doubt, it is either a nutcracker or a leatherworking tool.
Or a saw set.
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: p_toad on May 18, 2018, 11:58:44 AM
I hesitate to say it, but it looks to be another "emasculator"   Most of the ear notchers appear to be a "simpler" tool (well, at least now).
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: Sudsy on May 30, 2018, 10:34:39 PM
I'll be damned, I have one of those ear notching tools Toad posted - never had a clue what it was
Title: Re: Unknown cutting tool
Post by: wvtools on May 31, 2018, 07:10:36 PM
I miss the old timers on here who believed my memory and did not make me climb the creaky stairs to get the right reference book (and wake up my wife). 

They are leather drive belt slot punch pliers as shown in Figure 5:7 on page 204 of Salaman's Dictionary of Leather Working Tools.