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Found in my mum’s untidy drawer!
 

DBC

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Your question makes me feel soooooo dated. I am only early 50s but over the course of my working life we have gone from one of these in every single toolbag and in every single hardware store to people never having seen one before. I am such a dinosaur.
 

Orraloon

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Your question makes me feel soooooo dated. I am only early 50s but over the course of my working life we have gone from one of these in every single toolbag and in every single hardware store to people never having seen one before. I am such a dinosaur.
I still use one as do plenty other dinosaurs on this and other WW forums. The asteriod did not wipe them all out.
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John
 

John on the Wirral

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It is an Eclipse saw setter. As an ex-woodwork teacher in the days when we had to sharpen and set a workshop of twenty tenon saws I remember it well. I still have mine hanging up in my shop but with hard point throwaway saws it's become an orniment
 

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Agree, its a saw-set. My dad used to have one exactly that model, until he lent it to a neighbour - and never saw it again…
 
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