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Title: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 11, 2019, 01:12:27 PM
ANSWERED !!!
I know this was shown years ago in the old Tool Talk, but I can't recall if it was identified back then.
Knife sharpener comes to mind, but the two "wheels" don't turn and appear to be riveted in to be stationary.
The toothed end is not an alligator wrench in my opinion.

Length is 4 1/2 inches and the body is stamped steel and plated.

What the heck is it ?
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: p_toad on January 11, 2019, 04:48:21 PM
sure looks like a stamped alligator with a sharpener though...   The wheels don't turn, but do they sharpen?
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 11, 2019, 05:50:05 PM
I tried it on a couple of knives with no appreciable results,

With teeth on both sides but facing each other, I don't see it working as a wrench.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lptools on January 11, 2019, 06:00:00 PM
Nutcracker?? :-)
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: papadan on January 11, 2019, 08:09:44 PM
What's that one old saying around here..... Must be a leather working tool! ;-)
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: leg17 on January 11, 2019, 10:54:01 PM
I know

Saw set
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lptools on January 12, 2019, 06:32:17 AM
Hello, Papaw. I have been trying to think of where you find stamped wrenches. Bicycle tool kit?? Bi-fold door hardware often has proprietary wrenches. Just a couple guesses. Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: gibsontool on January 12, 2019, 08:48:30 AM
No idea at all.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 12, 2019, 09:05:20 AM
One person suggested golf cleat cleaner ?
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lptools on January 12, 2019, 09:34:16 AM
Barbecue grill grate scraper?
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: international3414 on January 13, 2019, 11:02:48 AM
this one marked apex,with a glass cutter,aluminum not steel
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lazarus on January 15, 2019, 06:58:06 AM
It was marketed as a tool for removing broad head arrows from stumps, etc. and then to resharpen the broadhead.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 15, 2019, 09:15:45 AM
It was marketed as a tool for removing broad head arrows from stumps, etc. and then to resharpen the broadhead.

I suppose that could be correct, but the heels do't turn and when I tried to sharpen a knife blade, they did nothing.

Do you have a picture of one or some text to support your thought ?
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lazarus on January 15, 2019, 01:52:38 PM
NO pics.  Sorry.  Based on my memory of buying that tool approx. 55yrs. ago.  Never got much use! 
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: oldgoaly on January 15, 2019, 03:41:11 PM
I have no idea so used google image search. Even I was amused!3 toed sloth! yep that is what it said.not sure if this will work but copy and paste of the url https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZis5aoLCiQQ_13CFecH1eABSXI7hf594C9TQZiFgmW8AeClQweR35uE4CRAWC8jLT0h7gHXS1_1kL1LoTPbYhjhL2gI8VrFD4XFu2zllAIvZZW8PKfLLAwPy1qFSWIFk2RL6vvoVF2Xmo-t2a-gGMhLguToqqau30G8zaLtjgNNAc7OUNe5IpTZ8aLrshJykjDoltmDX-knz4He0gaDcbKYijh-LoQP0UhAlq7O_1_1O6TmjO-q5Q_1kxL6guir6doPQVfcqnClUhpoq5ouIHb63duGJUU18nJ52PpVVlxE62JeFNYV6ifYrXgLpZ5zF1RA3d8EzcWiK9&hl=en
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: oldgoaly on January 15, 2019, 04:01:08 PM
So we are sort of snowed in 8-10" of snow, yes just a dusting to those Vikings and Nanooks of the north!Turned the pic over a 180  got  a lever.
https://www.google.com/search?tbs=sbi:AMhZZitLJY3JxHsQ6Mr5UJ7hHPPF4hNHobZMy2OphBvaLw499GVwMro-1vhDAyzmZREaB-AWx6SNtEfWOMxYAPMrzXKERp92xB3JbN6RO4Iqkfnbk-dmEz9k13sEIl4NIXMmlkP-NwV8YxndkZp4BquCCCJc8GtAGvpYAW1BFMBY1iW7hu_1NC3-HHpoWYs0GmxnjlKEiEF4Y-OWwX_1MoFY-ofKwM4yuKobFetOUi0Hk_1I6hMRqqCkG1PFoDaCmCeKOnSC2BBCRNjXXDUErJ5SaVTZ5YHl9IDprH9LSFnbYgmtjuQ7rVpC4otZuMIySFfprolQ0K-gi94&hl=en
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 15, 2019, 06:18:40 PM
I guess Google is stumped as well !
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: oldgoaly on January 15, 2019, 09:33:58 PM
The closest tool I have to the one end is a sheet metal deburring tool.This isn't mine I have one with rectangular carbides.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 16, 2019, 09:20:52 AM
But those rotate don't they ?
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: oldgoaly on January 16, 2019, 03:17:03 PM
They can if you loosen the hold down screw.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lptools on January 16, 2019, 05:34:38 PM
Hello, Papaw. The wheels on the metal deburring tool that oldgoaly sent a photo of can be loosened/rotated/reversed, but that is only done to expose a new cutting edge. In use they are fixed. Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 16, 2019, 06:23:20 PM
I understand the wheels on Old Goaly's tool can be moved. These can't. They are solidly riveted in place.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lptools on January 16, 2019, 06:32:02 PM
Hello, Papaw.Just trying to clarify why they could be loosened. I also understand that yours are fixed, I just can't figure out why!!!! Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: papadan on January 16, 2019, 07:30:26 PM
This thing is starting to bug me. Forget about sharpening anything with it. For sharpening, the wheels need to rotate and they need to cross each other to create a sharp point on the blade. 2 wheels beside each other wont sharpen, they may shave the edge down some, but not finish the job.

Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 17, 2019, 12:40:21 PM
ANSWERED !

A member of a Facebook page (  What is this? Antique, vintage, and unusual item identification ) supplied the answer. It is a broadhead arrow sharpener.

Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: lptools on January 17, 2019, 01:55:16 PM
I think Lazarus had that answer in a previous post, but no picture.
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: Papaw on January 17, 2019, 02:10:39 PM
Yes, he did !
Title: Re: Odd Tool
Post by: papadan on January 17, 2019, 03:54:43 PM
I tried researching Laz. broadhead answer, and never found anything like it related to archery or broadheads. :-(