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cx300
Need Help identifying a speciality tool...

I have a bet riding on this and cant for the life of me figure out what this tool does!

It has a threaded rod and a piece of metal that flips down to stop the threaded rod from freely moving, it has a 1/2" square bit on the bottom side and on the end of the threaded rod there is a plate with 2 holes in it

seems to secure to 2 things and pull them apart?

any help is great!

Fencepost
Re: Need Help identifying a speciality tool...

Looks like a hold-down, possibly for a miter saw or some similar power tool.

The peg to the left would attach in a hole in the saw's fence, and the hold-down screws down to clamp onto the wood. The flip-up dealie is so that you can quickly adjust the clamp without winding it all the way.

That's my guess. If I'm right, what to I get?

A. Spruce
Re: Need Help identifying a speciality tool...
Fencepost wrote:

Looks like a hold-down, possibly for a miter saw or some similar power tool.

DING DING DING DING DING!!!!! You win a biscuit! :D:D

That's exactly what it is, it's a clamping device for use on a tool or carpenters workbench. That quick release feature is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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