pmkpmk - 6:22 pm on Sep 17, 2005 (gmt 0) Probably cutting fabric? Huge rolls of fabric get cut into smaller columns?
OK, there's an adjustable blade, and a quick-mount jack to insert it into something that holds it. Wear and tear indicates that it is old, look indicates the same. Who uses old machinery? Agriculture or clothing. Looks like something to slice things, and if I am right in thinking there's a couple of those mounted to somethign so that multiple slices can be done simultaneously.
Probably cutting fabric? Huge rolls of fabric get cut into smaller columns?