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    What is this - any idea?

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Size:  847.8 KBI found this in a box of garage sale things and have no idea what it is. It has double rollers on it. Anyone know what it might be? No id on it except made in China.

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    Ha, ha. Isn't everything made in China? Not sure what it is though. I cleaned out my hubby's garage and found some interesting items in there too. No idea what they do.

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    Is it something to do with setting screen netting into the storm door when repairing/replacing it? It's hard to tell without some sort of scale or hint as to it's size!

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    Looks like a wrapping paper cutter I used to have. Hold the roll of wrapping paper tight and run the cutter across.

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    Could it be a knife sharpener?

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    how heavy is it .....

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    the pointy end looks like a knife of sorts to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxglove View Post
    Looks like a wrapping paper cutter I used to have. Hold the roll of wrapping paper tight and run the cutter across.
    My thoughts too.
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    I have no idea.
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    looks like you could use it to slice the packing tape on the boxes shipped from Amazon

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    My husband says it looks like a tubing bender. Used to bend brake line or copper tubing.

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    Very interesting. Never seen one before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Could it be a knife sharpener?
    I think it might be a knife sharpener

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    At first I thought it might be the handle to a vacuum sweeper. I bought a Sharp vac years ago and it came with 2 handles-one shaped like this and a round one. Nice option for a vac

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    Quote Originally Posted by barny View Post
    Could it be a knife sharpener?
    It is a scissor sharpener you lay the blade of your scissors along the pointy end and pull so the roller does the sharpening.

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    It is a wrapping paper cutter. It's upside down in the picture. The little wheels run along the table or other cutting surface and you push it along as the paper feeds through the blade area. I have one and it works great.
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    my husband had no idea but then suggested it might be a grout cleaner...

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    It is a tool. You will discover what type as soon as you get rid of it.

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    I think it is a Whim Wham for a ducks backside?

    This is what my Grandmother always told me if she did not know what something was for!
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    I believe that is a tool for cutting those obnoxious packages that electronics are in. The ones you have to cut off. Safer than a pocket knife to get them open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol Wilson View Post
    I think it is a Whim Wham for a ducks backside?

    This is what my Grandmother always told me if she did not know what something was for!
    Love this!

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    Why not try any and all of the above--and let us know what works??
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    It looks like the handle of a pair of pinking shears or heavy duty scissors.

    But I love the Whim Wham theory! So funny.

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    That looks just like the red wrapping paper cutter I have (somewhere).

    I bought mine from a school fund raiser one year from my youngest
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    Take it to an old fashion hardware store. They might even have one in stock. Remember not the warehouse type of today, but the mom and pop type store, if they still have any in your area.

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