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by Jim_Thode
February 16th, 2024, 7:16 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 5’ 2 man felling saw ID
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 195

Re: 5’ 2 man felling saw ID

Welcome Hohriver,

I don't know the brand of your saw but there are several catalogs on this site you can look through.

For a filer in your area you may want to try Tom Mix at backcountrypacker.mix@gmail.com
by Jim_Thode
January 1st, 2024, 2:47 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON Siskiyou Saw , Buy Sell Trade
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 993

Re: Siskiyou Saw , Buy Sell Trade

Welcome Dave.

I posted your for sale info on a couple saw related Facebook pages. You may get more coverage there.

Jim
by Jim_Thode
December 8th, 2023, 6:31 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1608

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

PATCsawyer We agree, cut down longer saws make very good saws. Another advantage of single bucking is that a shorter saw is needed. In the photo above that is a 4' log with a 6' saw. A 5' saw could also have worked but an efficient saw for double bucking would need to be much longer. For that log th...
by Jim_Thode
December 4th, 2023, 8:08 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1608

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

Sumnergeo, ....Here in the East, one of the more common p-lance saws is the Simonds 325. This saw is kind of a quirky one because it was marketed to professionals, but pulpwood cutters instead of folks in big timber. It was crescent ground and as far as the 1916 catalog seems to suggest, the same p...
by Jim_Thode
December 2nd, 2023, 7:15 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Removing P-Lance Bridges
RepliesCOLON 13
ViewsCOLON 1608

Re: Removing P-Lance Bridges

My understanding of the bridges on perforated lance-tooth saws is that the saw plate could be made thinner (0.070 vs 0.10) so the tooth didn't get flexed back and forth during a cut. A thinner saw plate meant that a saw didn't weigh as much and would cut more easily. Seems like a lot of effort to m...
by Jim_Thode
August 29th, 2023, 9:55 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Bell System Lineman's Hammer - Looks Good for Setting-Swaging
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 37429

Re: Bell System Lineman's Hammer - Looks Good for Setting-Swaging

That is an interesting hammer. The small face is similar in size to a normal swaging hammer but the larger body may get in the way some. I added a little relief on my home made hammer and I see little divots from adjacent points on well used swaging hammers. https://a4.pbase.com/o6/18/427118/1/14721...
by Jim_Thode
July 20th, 2023, 10:01 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Which Saw for me
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1533

Re: Which Saw for me

The type/size of saw depends on that size of logs and if single bucking or all two man bucking. For logs up to about 3' I like a quality 5' bucking saw. It is not that much heavier then a falling saw and works well for single bucking. Some use fire hose for saw guards or Vinyl Lattice Cap from Lowes...
by Jim_Thode
July 19th, 2023, 11:50 am
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Which Saw for me
RepliesCOLON 6
ViewsCOLON 1533

Re: Which Saw for me

Yes, what Gary said, the recommended standard is for vintage saws of good quality that are sized for the job at hand. Anther option may be a Katanaboy 1000mm folding saw but they are pricey and still have their limits. They also do not cut as fast as traditional crosscut saws. Gary, I just bucked ou...
by Jim_Thode
June 12th, 2023, 8:16 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Handles and Holes
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 3504

Re: Handles and Holes

Western style falling saws have a single hole and bucking saws have two holes. The two holes on a bucking saw can be used to change then down pressure on the saw when single bucking. The hole near the back will put more down pressure on the push stroke of the saw and the hole near the teeth will put...
by Jim_Thode
November 7th, 2022, 9:02 pm
ForumCOLON Rip Saws
TopicCOLON A ripsaw conversion candidate?
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 40106

Re: A ripsaw conversion candidate?

Because of the overall shape of the teeth and the shape of the points of the teeth I would call that a rip saw as it is. Just may need to be sharpened a little to be serviceable.
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