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Unit stamp (bookbinder)
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/unit-stamp-bookbinder?lang=nl>
Tyre lifter
The blacksmith or wheelwright uses the tyre lifter to remove the glowing iron (wheel)band from the fire to place it on the rims. Afterwards, the tyre is pulled onto the rims of a wheel with the sledgehammer and the tyring dog.  This hook-shaped tool is also used by the millwright when covering the millstone with iron hoops. Smaller wheel tyres are removed from the fire with smith's tongs.  Some models look very similar to the scroll wrench. [MOT]
Typewriter brush
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/typewriter-brush?lang=nl>
Tube brush
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/tube-brush?lang=nl>
Twine knife
Tyring dog
Uncapping fork
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/uncapping-fork?lang=nl>
Vegetable chopper
With a vegetable chopper you can chop vegetables into fine pieces. It may consist of a plastic cylindrical frame, in which there is a zigzag curved cutting blade, and a rod with a spring around it and a flat plastic handle. The plastic cylinder is placed over the vegetable, which has already been cut into pieces, and the spring rod is pushed down forcefully several times. The cutting blade moves up and down and rotates so that the vegetables are chopped into fine pieces. This model is mainly used for cutting onions. See also the onion handle. Another model consists of three elongated (approx. 10 cm) blades at some distance from each other, which are attached at right angles to a metal intermediate piece that extends perpendicularly into a wooden handle. The blade in the middle is lower than the other two and a spring is wrapped around the spacer. When you push the handle down, the spring is tensioned and the two outer blades move down. By moving up and down again and again, the vegetables...
Vegetable peeler
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/vegetable-peeler?lang=nl>
Veneering hammer
Despite his name the veneering hammer is not a hammer, since it is never struck, but a hammer-shaped tool of 300-600 gr with which a support sheet is stroked on the timber. It has a very wide pin (5-10 cm) and a short handle. The working part is made of iron, wood or, exceptionally, copper.  You can find more technical information about this hand tool on this page in dutch. [MOT]
Verge cutter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/verge-cutter?lang=nl>
Uncapping knife
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/uncapping-knife?lang=nl>
Uterine dilator
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/uterine-dilator?lang=nl>
Vegetable shredder
Vegetable brush
With a vegetable brush you remove soil and dirt from vegetables. It is a brush with fairly firm bristles that you can easily hold in your hand. [MOT]
V-shaped chisel
This pointed chisel is a V-shaped flat turner chisel with one bevel for turning out a groove. [MOT]
Waiter's knife
Composite tool typically chosen by the professional wine waiter to uncork bottles. It consists of a corkscrew and a knife that can be folded out. Sometimes there is also a bottle opener that also serves as a support point for the lever. It then rests on the neck of the bottle when the cork is pulled. The neck lead can be cut with the knife. A curious model contains a folding lever (1). A newer model works with a rack and spiral. There is also a retractable blade to cut the neck lead. See also the pocket knife. [MOT] (1) WATNEY & BABBIDGE: 71, fig. 62.
Wallpaper knife
With the wallpaper knife you can easily cut along the plinth and ceiling, along door and window frames, around switches and the like while applying wallpaper, just like with a paper hanger's casing knife. The handle and holder of this hand tool consist of one piece. A replaceable razor blade is clamped in the holder (4.5 cm by 2 cm) using one or more metal plates and a screw. The handle is made of wood, aluminum or plastic. See also the paper hanger's knife. [MOT]
Washboard
In the past, washing was done by hand. After cooking the laundry, each piece was soaped with finely grated soap (see soap shaver) and rubbed clean. This is only possible with the hands, but one can also use a laundry scrubber and a washboard, i.e. a ribbed board, later a galvanized plate (approx. 40-60 cm long; approx. 30-50 cm wide). See also the laundry beater. [MOT]
Wafer iron
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/wafer-iron?lang=nl>
Washer cutter
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/washer-cutter?lang=nl>
Walking stick with fork
This text about the walking stick with fork (1) can only be consulted in dutch. (1) Proper name unknown.
Washing paddle
This text on the washing paddle can only be consulted in Dutch.
Watch case opener
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/watch-case-opener?lang=nl>
Whetting anvil
Small anvil for the whetting (sharpening) of scythe or flemish scythe. The whetting anvil is an iron pin tapering downwards, with a flat square steel head (approx. 3-5 cm). Sometimes the head is also wedge-shaped or both shapes are combined. Approximately in the center of the pin is an opening through which an iron or wooden cross pin protrudes to prevent the whetting anvil from being driven too deep into the ground during the bristle. In our regions, the mower sits on the ground, with the whetting anvil between the legs. The scythe is placed on the anvil and hit with a hammer. With a whetting hammer on the flat-headed hair shovel, with a bench hammer on the wedge-headed hair shovel. [MOT
Wheel pricker (saddlemaker)
The wheel pricker (approx. 23-27 cm) of the saddler has a toothed, exchangeable metal wheel that is placed in a U-shaped bracket; the slightly curved shaft is fixed in a wooden handle. The teeth are wedge-shaped and placed at an oblique angle (45 °) to the circumference of the wheel.It is used to mark and partially penetrate the leather before sewing (see also awl). This makes it easier for the needle to pass through and ensures an even distance between the stitches. You can roll with the wheel pricker over the leather with a ruler as a guide (1). For the same purpose, a chisel with a flared, similarly toothed blade can also be used.See also the shoemaker's wheel pricker and the wheel pricker for stenciles. [MOT](1) FRUMAU: 56.
Woodman's axe
Axe used to fell young trees, to remove branches from a felled tree, to prune, to chop firewood on the log, etc. There are all kinds of shapes, sometimes even a miner's axe or a heavy carpenter's axe is used. However, it is usually an axe of about 0.7-1.3 kg, with an eye and two bevels. The stem is about 30 cm long. The axes for chopping firewood (see splitting axe) are very similar to some woodcutter's axes but are lighter. These axes can be distinguished from the fireman's axe, the felling axe and the topping axe. [MOT]
Woodman's grip
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/woodmans-grip?lang=nl>
Whetting wood
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/whetting-wood?lang=nl>
Wringing-hook
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/wringing-hook?lang=nl>
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With the manually pulled trail cultivator (1), the soil is lifted up to a fairly great depth (approx. 7-15 cm) and opened up and the weeds growing on it are loosened. It is also used to break clods. The working part, usually adjustable in width, consists of an odd number of curved iron teeth with a triangular point. It is screwed to an iron handle of approx. 120 cm, the end of which (approx. 25 cm) is bent and has a crossbar (approx. 35 cm). See also the hand cultivator. [MOT] (1) There are also trailed cultivators that are pulled by a horse.
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Light hand hook with a series of short teeth on a plate of about 4-6 cm. The jute or wood handle may or may not be perpendicular to the working part. This hook moves "most bagged goods, except more refined sugar, fine seeds, ground pumice, fine sulfur and similar goods" (1). See also the cotton hook. [MOT] (1) JANSE: 27.
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These wrought iron pliers are used to pull out posts. In hop cultivation, this tool is used in combination with a lever to pull the stakes out of the ground every year. To be distinguished from the stone cutter's scissors. See also this associated tool. [MOT]
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1020?lang=nl>
Thinning scissors
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1019?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/1040?lang=nl>
Valve spring pliers
In a petrol engine, springs keep the valves closed. If you want to work on those valves, you have to keep the spring compressed. To have the hands free, one uses valve spring pliers. Her jaws are forked to fit on the stem of the valve. The mouth opens when you press on the arms. In some models, the jaws always remain parallel to each other. A rack and hook prevent it from closing. Valve spring pliers are to be distinguised from battery clamp pliers. [MOT]
Eyelet pliers
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/257?lang=nl>
Glove stretcher
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/247?lang=nl>
Blind cleaner
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/255?lang=nl>
Print tongs
Negatives and prints of photos can be easily grasped with these print tongs. It consists of a U-shape that is squeezed shut. Sometimes both arms are also linked halfway by a hinge and a spring keeps the tool open. It is very similar to pancake tongs. [MOT]
Ticket punch
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/245?lang=nl>
Staple remover
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/220?lang=nl>
Aglet pliers
The shoemaker fixes the aglet on shoelaces with these pliers. He places this iron band on the lace to prevent it from fraying and to make it easier to thread. The jaws are slightly hollowed out for the curve of the aglet.See also the lace-tag fitter. [MOT]
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/249?lang=nl>
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/251?lang=nl>
Wire twister
This text can only be consulted in Dutch.See also the tie wire twister. [MOT]
Bottleopener for screw caps
This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/227?lang=nl>
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During surgery, the doctor can pull certain parts of the body towards him with these claw forceps. The jaws end in sharp inward-facing hooks that interlock like two teeth. Often these pliers can be locked in different positions by means of a bracket and hooks. The two parts can be easily separated for cleaning. [MOT]
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This text can only be consulted in Dutch <https://www.mot.be/resource/Tool/312?lang=nl>