Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Name That....


Hints this week -
  • It's a hand tool used to adjust a very small particular something on another tool used by hand.
  • Both of these tools are still in wide use today by tradesmen.
  • Someone working with wood all the time would find this very handy.
  • Pay close attention to the adjustable gauge in the top pic; it gives you a clue that different sized things are altered and with constant use on wood it would probably be required fairly frequently.
  • Although very small, the particular something this tool adjusts makes it's bite on timber felt.
Again, have as many guesses as you like but there's no prizes awarded, just the right to do the smarty pants dance and to have your name, and that of your blog, listed with the other clever clogs in my sidebarmrgreen

Andrew from High Riser has it - it's a tool to set the angle of the teeth on a saw, with a brilliant explanation from Pip.
Please feel free to do the bump and grind of the clever clogs, Andrew, whilst you grin knowingly at everyone for a full 5 mins!
Thanks to everyone who had a go, the next Name That...Thing competition will be posted again next Tuesday.


  1. LOL, I was going to say a thing to punch stud onto clothes.

    Then you gave those clues....

    So Blind venison (no eye deer)

  2. A saw setting tool, to adjust the angles of teeth.

  3. "It's a hand tool used to adjust a very small particular something on another tool used by hand."

    It's a labotomiser for John Howard.

  4. I have to agree with Andrew's statement.

    It is a tool for setting the offset of the teeth on a wood saw.

    If the wood saw has its teeth all lined up, the width of the cut it makes in the wood is too narrow and the saw will jam in the slot.

    So it is usual to have every second tooth bent to one side, and all the others bent the other way. This makes the saw cut a slot that's actually wider than the thickness of the saw blade, and gives it clearance in the slot to allow it to slide back and forwards without getting stuck!

    The dial on the tool is most likely marked in 'teeth per inch' and changes the angle of bend that the tool imparts onto the saw tooth. A saw with bigger teeth usually has the angle set so as to cut a wider slot than a saw with small teeth.

    I really enjoy the challenge of identifying the items you feature in this section. Thanks for putting these up.

  5. Is it a bootmaker's took for punching holes in leather for shoelaces?