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My father picked these up in a box of stuff at a yard sale many years ago and we never knew what they were until I saw a picture on here early this week and then I tracked them down. They have APEX on the inside of one of the handles, I believe they were made by Morrill. I can't find pictures of these exact pliers online.

The one I have have a screw adjustable square/angled anvil like these:


But with the threaded rod (clamp?) that these have:


Pretty much they are like the second picture, but with the anvil of the first picture on a vertical screw instead of the horizontal one in the first picture.

I';d run out to the shop and get a picture but my nephew is hear for the night and we're not letting him outside because of the heat. If I go out, he's going to have to go out, maybe I'll get out there later tonight when it cools down a bit.

I know absolutely nothing about saw sharpening or saw sets so any info would be helpful.
 

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Here is a site with pictures of many historical saw sets. The listing is by manufacturer and model number. It may give you some help identifying your sets.
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Heres the one I've got:

Morrill Improved #1


Now I just got to figure out how the thing works. I don't think I have a saw to practice on either. I may have an old dollar store 12" saw that the plate is badly bent I'm not afraid to ruin.
 

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Actually I'm a bit confused. The Morrill Improved No. 1 shouldn't have a locknut on the adjustment screw but the set I have does. Thats got me wondering if maybe I have a Morrill Apex Special No 1 with adjustable sliding anvil like improved No 1 which does show a locknut but in the picture it looks like the anvil is round which is not what I have. My pliers also have APEX on the inside of the handles which seems to indicate it may be the Apex Special No. 1 .
 

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I can't help you in figuring out the what it is you have, it's possible that over the years parts may have been exchanged between different models??

Here are a couple of links that I used when I started sharpening/setting saws. The first is the best primer on sharpening I've found and the second is a link contained within the first document which talks a little more specifically on setting teeth.
 
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