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by Jim_Thode
February 17th, 2019, 9:24 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Which saw should I use?
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 171

Re: Which saw should I use?

Likely the stiffest of your 4' long saw would be the best for one man falling. Check out my video on crosscut falling at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0uv7ZnCC6o

Jim
by Jim_Thode
January 26th, 2019, 7:49 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON Re-saw a 5/4 oak board
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 3342

Re: Re-saw a 5/4 oak board

Dang Jim, that M tooth saw sure is pretty. Yea, I've been away from this site and clicked on this thread for no apparent reason, and I was surprised that I was the original author. I haven't yet cut the board, mainly because I've moved into a house without a shop and my tools and wood are inaccessi...
by Jim_Thode
December 18th, 2018, 5:49 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Saw ID
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 326

Re: Saw ID

Looks like it may be in good enough shape to see a logo etch if you look closely. Other then that just looking in old catalogs a guess would be an Atkins numbers 4, 55 or 225, they all seem to be the same shape with just the steel being different. In Simonds number 22 and 324 look similar with 22 be...
by Jim_Thode
December 18th, 2018, 8:40 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 380

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

The thickness of the teeth on a crescent ground saw are the same full length so there is no advantage to cutting off the ends to get a uniform thickness. The No. 22 is a crescent ground saw. Normally perforated lance tooth saws are thinner, more limber and originally cost less then lance tooth saws....
by Jim_Thode
December 2nd, 2018, 6:50 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 6' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 289

Re: 6' lance and raker bucking saw

Sandersdwa, NICE vise! 3 layers of 3/4" plywood per side? How clever for those of us that don't have access to anything but 1-1/2" lumber. Highway Bob Looks like a microllam ( https://www.weyerhaeuser.com/woodproducts/engineered-lumber/microllam-lvl/ ) and at least in the US, they should be availab...
by Jim_Thode
November 29th, 2018, 7:10 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON saw lengths not 'even'
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 203

Re: saw lengths not 'even'

I have seen that the length of saws and the number of starter teeth vary a little with the same nominal length and brand/model. Also the number of starter will vary even more with different lengths of saw (like 5', 6' and 7') of the same brand and model. The spacing of the teeth in the body of the s...
by Jim_Thode
November 28th, 2018, 10:44 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 5' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 95

Re: 5' lance and raker bucking saw

Looks like I can see a notch on the back of the 5' saw near the end. That and the closer spacing of the teeth would indicate that it is a Simonds #520. They are very nice saws and around here the most popular 5' saw in the day.

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Jim
by Jim_Thode
November 1st, 2018, 10:33 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Strange face on a saw hammer.
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 803

Re: Strange face on a saw hammer.

This is what John Starling wrote about the funny faced hammer: The hammer on the far right, I found after a lengthy discussion with other saw filers, This hammer is called a hatchet head. It was used in tensioning Black saws and Sash gangs. Black saws are saw plate that have just been forged and the...
by Jim_Thode
October 13th, 2018, 6:25 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Disston 400
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 317

Re: Disston 400

I wonder is the Columbia name is an independent store brand. Many hardware stores rebranded common saws with their in house brand.

This is from the 1932 catalog:
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Jim
by Jim_Thode
October 8th, 2018, 7:00 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Simonds No 530
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 345

Simonds No 530

Simonds Webfoot No. 530 I'm guessing that this $15 saw is a Simonds No 530. The tooth pattern is nearly identical to the catalog with the same notch as the very common Simonds 520 saws. It is crescent ground and the gauge thickness is as indicated in the catalog (0.090" thick teeth and 0.065" back s...