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by sumnergeo
May 25th, 2021, 9:22 am
ForumCOLON Atkins catalogs
TopicCOLON Atkins 1940 Eastern Crosscut Saw catalog
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 518

Re: Atkins 1940 Eastern Crosscut Saw catalog

Great addition! I especially appreciate that it has the Actual Size Sections for the different tooth patterns - really helpful when restoring a saw.
by sumnergeo
April 20th, 2021, 10:55 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Hoffman 6' western bucking.
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 448

Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

I agree with the Atkins call. The shape of the cutter teeth is the same as others I've seen.
by sumnergeo
April 3rd, 2021, 2:23 pm
ForumCOLON Trail Projects and Training Opportunities
TopicCOLON Filing Class
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 526

Re: Filing Class

We have them every couple years in the Minneapolis area.
by sumnergeo
April 3rd, 2021, 2:18 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON HDPE dial indicator
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 851

Re: HDPE dial indicator

Really nice work! How close is the variance in the sets along the saw? Within .002" with the spider compared to the gauge? Another way to say it, for example, is that the spider is .008" but can be .006" to .010" when compared to the gauge.
by sumnergeo
March 17th, 2021, 5:35 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Need help Identifying a one man
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 390

Re: Need help Identifying a one man

I counted a number of starter teeth at the toe of the saw, 13? It has been filed a lot so any tooth shape was lost a long time ago. A quick look through some old catalogs show that Atkins had seven starters, Disston might have had 11 starter teeth and Simonds more in the 5 to 7. If you can find a st...
by sumnergeo
March 3rd, 2021, 2:14 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON One-man Helper handle removal?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 1017

Re: One-man Helper handle removal?

Hi frizzen, PATCsawyer has the real deal in getting the new hardware. I go the salvage or stove bolt route. In one of my photos there is a stove bolt with the head cut off and then I slotted the end of the bolt and drilled holes for the pin. Note that square nuts are used for the bolt in the handle....
by sumnergeo
March 1st, 2021, 9:08 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON One-man Helper handle removal?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 1017

Re: One-man Helper handle removal?

Nice work! I found one picture of some home made handles that I'll attach. I try to use the original hardware but not always possible. I've even had new threads welded onto the flange and pin so I could use the hardware that attaches to the saw. I've also used stove bolts, cut off the head, slot the...
by sumnergeo
February 28th, 2021, 1:38 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON One-man Helper handle removal?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 1017

Re: One-man Helper handle removal?

If you can slide the ferrule off the handle, you should be able to see the nut and put the penetrating oil right on the threads. If you can the hardware working, the job is done! I've made a number of the wooden handles, from turned on a lathe to exactly match the original to octagonal shapes to one...
by sumnergeo
February 27th, 2021, 12:23 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON One-man Helper handle removal?
RepliesCOLON 10
ViewsCOLON 1017

Re: One-man Helper handle removal?

Careful not to overtorque the handle so that it bends or cracks the saw steel at the hole in the saw plate! The nut inside the handle is frozen and it is behind the ferrule so hard to get any loosening oils to it. Heating the bolt might help but, you need to protect the saw from the heat. You could ...
by sumnergeo
February 27th, 2021, 10:08 am
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 886

Re: Hard lesson on fractured teeth. Simonds No. 13

I have a several No. 13s and a No. 113 and one of the 13s has the tips of three teeth broken off. They are not all together and it doesn't seem to affect how well the saw runs. I worried about it for a good while: joint the whole saw? (that would take a lot of time and I would have to reshape every ...