New Pit Saws

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New Pit Saws

Post by chancwj » February 28th, 2017, 12:13 pm

In my wanderings online I found a company in Germany that will sell you a brand new pit saw.

German Youtube video showing a new and old pitsaw in use.

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Re: New Pit Saws

Post by Gavin Longrain » March 22nd, 2017, 1:56 pm

Minimum quantity is 500 units.Download the pdf and you'll see.

At EUR42.6 for the 8 foot long one they are cheap. Note they are not sharpened and may be terribly out of joint.
So if you do have EUR 21,300 you'd like to put into saws let me know. I'll take one off you - at even EUR 50 :D

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Re: New Pit Saws

Post by chancwj » October 30th, 2019, 7:14 am

I actually bought a new Pit Saw!

Not from the German company mentioned previously, but from an English one.

I paid 250 British pounds plus 60 pounds shipping, which at time of purchase (June 2019) exchanged to $406.

Pit Saws are not listed on their website, but if you're interested send them an email
They were happy to sell me a single saw blade with shipping to my door.

I got the company contact from attending a timber framing class at North House Folk School last spring.
Specifically I attended the "Logs to Timber" class where we used only hand tools to go from white pine logs to a timber frame.
Here's a blog about the 2018 "Logs to Timber" class
For the 2018 class they were using a frame saw, which looks like it could've come from Blackburn Tools. ... index.html

For the 2019 class I attended the instructors had acquired a 7 foot pit saw from Flinn-Garlick.
We hewed some 15 foot logs 8.25" x 10.25" rectangular and then ripped them down the middle into 4"x5" timbers for the rafters.
(figure 1/4" for the saw kerf)
It was so much fun I had to buy one for myself.

Now I just need a tiller (handle) for my saw.
And a sawing buddy.
And a pit.