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    Posted 4 years ago

    lillies4sum
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    SAW-SQUARE??
    Saw blade is removable 11 1/4" L
    Handle is 5 7/8" L x 1" W
    Tightens down and loosens up by twisting the brass "knob"
    Brass accents/plates on top & bottom portion and sandwiched between very hardwood on the end
    At turn knob there appears to be writing.. but so badly worn, cant view enough to identify or narrow search results

    PLEASE..If anyone can end this mystery for me, I'd be grateful.

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    1. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      I think you have the handle of a 'sliding T bevel' which has lost its 'sliding' portion, that somebody has otherwise clamped a scroll-saw blade into. (or in other words, two things that really don't belong together...)
    2. UncleRon UncleRon, 4 years ago
      I agree with AnythingObscure. The cut in the handle for a "blade" to rest in does not go all the way through; that is typical of bevel gauges. Also, I have seen cast iron "pistol-grip" handles with provisions to clip interchangeable sawblades onto them, and the back end of the blades looks like the one you have. It's a clever make-do tool, though.
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 4 years ago
      Thanks bobby725 -- I think "keyhole saw" is the more proper name for that sort of blade (that wouldn't come to me this morning... <groan>) which as UncleRon says, are sometimes made to be detachable from their (wooden or metal) handles.
    4. lillies4sum, 4 years ago
      Thank you for your time in commenting on this question. From your knowledge of manufacturers/makers does the vauge sample in the third image resemble anyone in particular? It appears to be cursive writing, I suppose not the best picture however.
    5. Onedtent, 4 years ago
      I would suggest that a bevel gauge has been botched up with a saw blade. Two different tools not designed for each other.

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