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Forum topic by Picken5 posted 06-07-2019 05:51 PM 633 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-07-2019 05:51 PM

My wife found this at an estate sale and sent me a pic asking if I know what it is. Darned if I know. It has DEWALT and 101 stamped onto it and it’s about 6 or 8 inches long. Looks like the blade from some sort of rotary cutter — but for what?

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#1 posted 06-07-2019 05:57 PM

the tongue cutter for T&G flooring ?? (or T&G boards in general).



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#2 posted 06-07-2019 10:40 PM

That’s the blade off my riding lawnmower. I hit a rock last spring.

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#3 posted 06-08-2019 01:09 AM

Looks like a scary bit from the old crapyourpants factory. Shaper bit, tongue profile, like smith said, is my call.

Lol pinto.

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#4 posted 06-08-2019 12:13 PM

That’s a DeWalt twist-style shaper cutter for a radial arm saw. They look scary, but reportedly work well on a good cast-iron RAS. The cutter mounts in place of the saw blade, and a shaper guard mounts in place of the regular blade guard. The motor is generally positioned with the arbor pointed straight down, but it can also be tilted to customize the shaped profile.

That particular cutter appears to be a tongue cutter.

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#5 posted 06-08-2019 04:03 PM

it looks to be in good shape for its age :<)))

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