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* May 23, 2012, 02:49:20 PM
A friend came across this tool at a garage sale. The question nobody can seem answer is....what would it be used for. The  conical shapes rotate. There are 2 cutters visible in the lower picture.
Anybody got any ideas.

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May 23, 2012, 02:59:19 PM
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Excellent renders Don,

It looks like it could be a pipe cutter of some sort.

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* May 23, 2012, 04:08:31 PM
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Cutting and bending pipes ;)

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* May 23, 2012, 07:01:21 PM
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Seems that one cutter is intended to cut a cylindrical object along a circumference (like a conventional pipe or tubing cutter) and the other is meant for cutting lengthwise. The two conical thingies would guide the workpiece when cutting longitudinally. Perhaps the workpiece is an electrical cable, and the device is an insulation stripper.

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May 23, 2012, 09:19:40 PM
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I was going to go with an insulation stripper of some sort as Henry suggested. Nice rendering Don.

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* May 23, 2012, 09:30:49 PM
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What is the maximum adjustable 'wrench' dimension Don? That may give a clue as to what it would be cutting.

A Google search of 'copper wire stripper' has a great number of mad scientist solutions. But it seems that the wires would have to be quite a large diameter based on the 'look' of the wrench head adjustment.

Edit: If it were to cut through a cable, the cutting 'blade' as shown appears to be too small. If a cable was 'sheathed' then rotating it would allow one to cut through just the sheathing, remove it and then strip the wires with the roller tool.



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« Last Edit: May 24, 2012, 07:45:40 AM by Jack Zimmer »

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May 24, 2012, 01:24:29 PM
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Looks to me like we have a winner

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* May 24, 2012, 05:03:51 PM
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What is the maximum adjustable 'wrench' dimension Don? That may give a clue as to what it would be cutting.

A Google search of 'copper wire stripper' has a great number of mad scientist solutions. But it seems that the wires would have to be quite a large diameter based on the 'look' of the wrench head adjustment.

Jack

Good call Jack,

Thanks for  the time to search it out.

Don

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* May 24, 2012, 05:05:05 PM
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Seems that one cutter is intended to cut a cylindrical object along a circumference (like a conventional pipe or tubing cutter) and the other is meant for cutting lengthwise. The two conical thingies would guide the workpiece when cutting longitudinally. Perhaps the workpiece is an electrical cable, and the device is an insulation stripper.

Henry H

Good call Henry.

Don

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May 24, 2012, 05:23:43 PM
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What is the maximum adjustable 'wrench' dimension Don? That may give a clue as to what it would be cutting.

A Google search of 'copper wire stripper' has a great number of mad scientist solutions. But it seems that the wires would have to be quite a large diameter based on the 'look' of the wrench head adjustment.

Edit: If it were to cut through a cable, the cutting 'blade' as shown appears to be too small. If a cable was 'sheathed' then rotating it would allow one to cut through just the sheathing, remove it and then strip the wires with the roller tool.



Jack

Crazy looking thing.

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