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Hi,

Can someone tell me what this tool is called and what it is used for?   I’m guessing it ha something to do with working with pipe.  It’s from m Dad’s shop.  He was a carpenter but my grandfather was a pipe fitter and my uncle a plumber.

Hi there, I am not sure, but (post #215765, reply #1 of 5)

Hi there, I am not sure, but given the info you provided about who probably used it I would guess it is a pipe reamer, flaring tool, or something like that.  I will be curious to see what others think/know... 

Yeah, probably some sort of (post #215765, reply #2 of 5)

Yeah, probably some sort of reaming or tapping tool, though I last night was looking at a picture of something vaguely similar, and it was a control on a steam engine (I'm thinking it was a farm-type engine).

Of course, it also has a fairly good resemblence to a steering knuckle.


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What is this tool? (post #215765, reply #3 of 5)

GeorgeP wrote:

Hi,

Can someone tell me what this tool is called and what it is used for?   I’m guessing it ha something to do with working with pipe.  It’s from m Dad’s shop.  He was a carpenter but my grandfather was a pipe fitter and my uncle a plumber.

 

Hi, Look like it is  a lathe or milling machine.

Thanks for Sharing.  (post #215765, reply #4 of 5)

Thanks for Sharing. 

 


 

just guessing, but (post #215765, reply #5 of 5)

with the cracked nut, the steering knuckle sure is a concept.  But the end on the right somewhat resembles a knock out maker for electrical panels, and given the history you identified, could it be for cutting a hole into a pipe or manifold?