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Q: I recently found this old electric tool. I thought it might be hedge trimmer. What do you think it is?

A: We weren't able to find anything like your tool in our books on tools or on the Internet, but it appears to have a rotating blade that could trim hedges. Do any of our readers know what this tool was used for?

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#21 Small hand garden "tiller"souljaimmortal33 2012-03-01 10:03
They were used in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn NY, and Jersey City NJ.
Not a lot of land, small front yard FLOWER BOXES on windows beginning of century. Have one like new, old school wire same as pic...My great grandmother used it around the basil and herbs in the yard..
The tomatoes figs roses etc, just got good old fashion nj/ny soil...Total fad, begging of the"an item for all" revolution. As you can see, us Americans came real far..Now more stellar and less Sears catalog order but late night TV..GET THE PEDDI PAW
#20 Trimming toolcacti49 2012-02-16 16:46
This was used for trimming seams mad in carpeting, when joining two separate pieces of carpeting togather with glue tape this would trim the strageling fibers.
#19 Kovels Kommentsjeff555 2012-02-16 07:02
The suggestion via email that this is a saw used to remove a cast is absurd. I'm not sure why anyone would think it could be used for that purpose, especially with the teeth on the sides. This was used, as "hornedlark" said, to trim small hedges. You plugged it into an extension cord, and moved it back and forth across the new growth of the hedge to trim them. I've seen an old advertisement for it.
#18 Mystery Electric Toolhornedlark 2012-02-15 20:26
Sorry, but there was one in my husbands family. It is a hedge trimmer. A part on bottom is missing.
#17 Best answerTerryKovel 2012-02-13 15:34
An email from LR seems to have the answer. Her husband was a Chiropractor and had a modern version of the saw. It was used to remove casts. You put a wooden tongue padde inside the cast and used the electric saw to cut it.
#16 Mustache trimmerwellsliq 2012-02-11 16:26
My father had one like it.
#15 mr.jvdl 2012-02-09 17:10
3o years in the lawn care biz.never saw anything like this, Way too small for a hedge trimmer. It may be a vegetable knuter. {;o)
#14 brucet1953 2012-02-09 14:20
SkilSaw hedge Whiz
#13 Looked on EBAYbrucet1953 2012-02-09 14:17
Looks like this one over on Ebay:<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar
#12 another ideak1mart 2012-02-09 12:41
I think it's an electronic curry comb for cattle or other farm animals!

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