Tool Identification Help Please

I got a bag of Dremel type/looking tools recently but I don't have an idea what some of the items are or what they go on.  Does anyone recognize some of these?

I thought this might be a saw blade that fits into an exact knife but the teeth go all the way on each end.


Are these some kind of hot blade sculpting tools?20170714_205747

These are very heavy and have multiple sharp points coming out to the surface.


These are black rubber wedges but no two are the same


These are like miniature sanding belts.  Have no idea what they fit on




Thanks in advance for your help


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The last pics are of blocks sanding irregular shapes. I have not seen the small belts, but I am guessing they may fit over the rubber items? My wife had a Porter Cable sanding tool that had a ton of the rubber shapes for sanding just about anything, but as I recall you had to cut your own sandpaper to fit. Memory could be a little off on the sandpaper cutting part though, it may have had sandpaper to fit the sanding blocks? It's been a while...

I would say your guesses are pretty close on the other items, but I am not sure what they really are or what tools/holders etc. they go to?

AS RTR12 commented above,  the black rubber wedges in the 2 photos fit an oscillating/vibrating tool such as a Fein Multimaster(or something similar or maybe something smaller as you didn't give the size of these).   There are small sizes of various grit sandpaper/emery paper that you bent around the particular shape of the rubber wedge and then clamp it into the holder.   The different rubber shapes let you sand into various contours/confined areas. 


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"I got a bag of Dremel type/looking tools recently but I don't have an idea what some of the items are or what they go on.  Does anyone recognize some of these?

I thought this might be a saw blade that fits into an exact knife but the teeth go all the way on each end.

Are these some kind of hot blade sculpting tools?"20170714_205747

These are Xacto routing and woodcarving blades from the Xacto Deluxe Woodcarving  Set

You will need the red handle to hold them. They will not fit the standard silver Xacto handles.



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  The diamond on texture of the two "sanding" bits is interesting. I wonder if sawdust would load up on the bit fast or not. My first impressions; "stone" it was for shaping rubbery textiles and diamond it was a coarse abrasive I'd use for fast dressing badly rusted steel, to ease starting welding arcs.

 But lots of space between surface areas for heat to run to, and coarse enough to shed a rubber/plastic debris load too. If damp wood dust or aluminum loaded up on that, it would be bad. 

Diamond?... For grinding glass?

Anyhow... I can't recall what came with what Exacto set anymore. This is just what was handy, there are many tools missing here too.

I do have those exact shankless saw blades. I never checked the mounting for notching with the other tools, but do think they are useable in exacto if you mind the teeth and collet tightness.

  Exacto branding focus on the pen knife, has side stepped that there are actually a few BASIC handle shapes and, at least FIVE shank types. 1-Blade, 2-tube/shaft,3- half tube, 4-"V-notched" or "wing base" and 5- the hoop or "split tube". That's all I've ever known to call them. Never bought even one specialty blade, one of the bulk bought supplies now on thier 3rd generation of ownership seeing a fourth generation of use, lol.

  I know there are also lots of other specialty tools they made, and bigger kits like this too. Many seldom imagined ones too (e.g. swivel tips, push button, fat pen, short pen, short fat pen; finger guard's, jigs, depth guides, etc.) This kit of my Grandfather's is the largest of the six kind of boxes I have now. Like with an interest in trains, my carvings ment folks that saw them wanted me to take their relatives sets. I actually only bought one red handle ever. This one is not the bigger than one monster box my Grandfather had at his shop though.

  Usually it comes down to two basics. The "pen" handle; takes only flat blades that I know of, and the "tool handle" that takes them all. 

  I seem to recall smaller hoop blades too for pens too. But Exacto? That, I don't know.

   On the fat handle Exactos (one of my old ones has the black teardrop handle too, this newer one is a different grade of aluminum :p , the hoop blade's 2 shanks fit in the outer twist-lock, wedging to/ wrapping around, the center jaws that can also hold flat blades and razor saws.  

 Left to right, This old knurled or notched, straight red handle's thinner twist lock shows decades of use with those. The newer (longer?) teardrop handle with blade (1)and thicker collet build. Tube/shank pull cut razor saw (2), leaf blade on a half moon shank (3),  round hoop split shank (4), and 2 random V notch/ wing blades (type 5)

(I kept wanting write slingblade, lol..uh huh )

I never looked, but it wouldn't surprise me if there were square steps for thread taps inside the holes on some tool handles.


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My other hobby is woodworking. Most has already been addressed, but a little more detail.

1st and 2nd pics are x-acto knife blades.  1st is keyhole saw for curved cuts.  The 2nd are carving blades.  Usually only good for soft woods such as basswood or balsa.

3rd are carving burrs, usually used with a flex shaft variable speed rotary tool.  A favorite of decoy carvers to shape the wood fast.

4th are hand held contour sanding blocks.  I use them on the furniture moldings I make.

5th is a sandpaper for a pneumatic sanding drum.  You're missing the drum.




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Super information.  I would never have guessed the rubber sanding blocks, but they are exactly as you have shown.   I did not picture the things that I thought I understood.  There was a box full of more rigid type sanding drums as well as the drums they fit on.  There were several very small "diamond" coated grinding tools, some drill bits, and some burr bits.  I had an idea of what those would cost me at the store and so those pieces were what I was primarily after.  All in all it was well worth the $1.49 a pound.

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