✅ SOLVED Metal item with 3 set screws

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This came out of the ground at an old logging site. At first I thought it might be a saw set, but it would be difficult to use for that purpose. It is 12" long. IMG_4328.JPG IMG_4331.JPG
Evidently it had a wooden handle on it at one time. There is a copper ferrule that would have held the handle on.
Good grief,I wasn't thinking. It should be thumb screws.
 
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Have never seen a setter like that but. not saying it aint . its kinda a eye catcher to me and very interesting.would like to know myself what it is. i just cant put my finger on it.
 
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Looks like it may have been used to reset the angle on the large saw teeth.
 
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Yep, is an old saw tooth setter. Working from RIGHT to LEFT, the far RIGHT thumb screw was used to adjust for the depth (or the amount) of the tooth that the setter engaged. The CENTER thumb screw was used for adjusting to the thickness of the saw teeth. And the LEFT thumb screw was to adjust how far the teeth were to be set (at what angle). This would have been used on large diameter circular sawmill blades.
 
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Yep, is an old saw tooth setter. Working from RIGHT to LEFT, the far RIGHT thumb screw was used to adjust for the depth (or the amount) of the tooth that the setter engaged. The CENTER thumb screw was used for adjusting to the thickness of the saw teeth. And the LEFT thumb screw was to adjust how far the teeth were to be set (at what angle). This would have been used on large diameter circular sawmill blades.

Yes. Look at picture # 10.
The Saw Set Collector's Resouce - Wrest And Lever Type Saw Set
 
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Thanks kcm. I was thinking of a saw set for a cross cut saw. I have never seen one for a circular saw blade. There was a saw mill about a mile away, probably where this came from. Thanks to CaptEsteban for the link.
 
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