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MARSHALL WELLS 5 FOOT BUCKING SAW

PostPosted: June 10th, 2017, 9:45 pm
by the-axe-hole
I am Going thru Doc Jastad's bucking and felling saws and came across a 5 foot Marshall Wells bucking saw, maybe filed a couple of times. Doc is now in the Soldiers Home in Orting, Wa but his mind is still sharp when it comes to the past so i asked him who made the Marshall Wells two man bucking saws. He said that at one time they were made by Simonds for Marshall Wells and patterned after the Simonds 503 Royal Chinook. All of his vintage books are gone which is where he said he got the information from. Can anyone out there confirm this

Larry Harris
theaxehole@comcast.net

Re: MARSHALL WELLS 5 FOOT BUCKING SAW

PostPosted: June 11th, 2017, 7:58 pm
by Jim_Thode
I've not seen many and only have a couple "hardware" saws but have never seen any that are up to the quality of a Royal Chinook. If the Marshall Wells was a rebranded 503 it should be easy to tell. Here is kind of what I use to ID a 503 without a logo:
Simonds 1953 503.jpg


Here is a 6 1/2' Marshall Wells. The holes are quite different and the site does not give the thickness.
65-ft-Marshall-Wells-NORTHERN-KING-441-2-Man-_57a.jpg


Jim

Re: MARSHALL WELLS 5 FOOT BUCKING SAW

PostPosted: June 13th, 2017, 10:28 am
by sandersdwa
I have a 6 foot Marshall Wells and the tooth spacing is the same but the tooth thickness is only about 0.090 where the 503 teeth are all about 0.102.
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The handle holes in the 503 are all about 1/4 inch where the holes in the Marshall Wells are about 3/8 inch.

Re: MARSHALL WELLS 5 FOOT BUCKING SAW

PostPosted: June 13th, 2017, 10:33 am
by sandersdwa
Clarification, need to add dimensions for handle holes are edge of hole from back of saw.
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