Hoffman 6' western bucking.

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MNSHIELD
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Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Post by MNSHIELD » April 19th, 2021, 11:34 am

I picked up this saw this week. It originally came out of Idaho 25 years ago. It cleaned up well and has 1 9/16" teeth. Taper ground about 4 gauges The rakers are longer then the teeth and there is no consistency in its filing. I was Hopeing someone had some more insight in it.

HOFFMAN is in the middle of the etch
Under the circle is "Los Angeles California "

Manufactured by
Atkins and comp. (I think. 95% on atkins)

Thanks folks.
Mnshield
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Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Post by sumnergeo » April 20th, 2021, 10:55 am

I agree with the Atkins call. The shape of the cutter teeth is the same as others I've seen.

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Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Post by MNSHIELD » April 27th, 2021, 2:52 am

Thanks Sumnergeo. It seems to be a good saw. Looking forward to getting it back working.

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Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Post by Trailsawyer » July 17th, 2021, 3:12 pm

Mnshield
I was just re-reading this thread, and I am curious how the saw turned out!
I would agree that the tooth shape and handle hole placement are similar to Atkins saws.
The photo of the logo isn't clear enough for my old eyes.... any chance that the name might be Honeyman? Honeyman Hardware was a large hardware dealer in Portland, Oregon, dealing in logging supplies. They had sales reps working all over the northwest. That said, I have not seen a saw branded Hoffman or Honeyman!
Gary

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Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Post by MNSHIELD » August 16th, 2021, 8:17 am

Gary,
I just saw your reply and will have to look extra close at the etch again. I have not filed this saw yet. I did measure the steel and looks to be taper ground.

I will circle back soon.

This will be my next winter saw project.

Thanks
Mnshield

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Re: Hoffman 6' western bucking.

Post by Trailsawyer » August 16th, 2021, 9:57 am

Winter projects are good to have! Unfortunately I have not finished last winters projects.... but I have also been lucky enough to find a few more!
"Job security!"
Gary

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