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Blog entry by Chuds posted 07-04-2016 04:40 AM 706 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was at an antique store today and came across an old Bay State Saw Company #75 saw. It is an unusual crosscut saw in that the saw’s opposite edges have teeth, but with different TPI’s? The blade is tapered symmetrically to a point. I researched on line when I got home however could not find anything on this particular saw. It appears Bay State was also affiliated with Simonds Saws? The saw was not only sharp and straight , it was quite unique. Therefore a good piece to display, so I bought it for $5. The handle will need some work to restore but wil look great when finished. have restored many saws and have seen a lot of saws out there on the online auctions but have never seen particular one. Therefore, if anyone has any further information on this saw I would be very interested. I am attaching a photo as well.
Thank you for your feedback!

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#1 posted 07-04-2016 03:15 PM

Looks like a pruning saw. Simonds stopped making hand saws in 1926 so that should give you an approximate date.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#2 posted 07-04-2016 04:22 PM

Look here

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 07:36 PM

Excellent! I checked out catalog and found it. That’s a great reference and will use for some of my other saws. I appreciate the feedback. Thanks again.!

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#4 posted 07-05-2016 10:00 PM

Glad it helped. Simonds made hand saws for a little less than thirty years. I have several and the quality is obvious, they are my go to saws.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#5 posted 07-06-2016 12:08 AM

Good stuff, Kevin!

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#6 posted 07-06-2016 01:04 AM

Yea, I try to buy local :-)

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#7 posted 07-06-2016 02:12 AM

Good stuff is right…. Now I’m going to start focussing on a few more Simonds saws for the till. After researching a bit it sounds like they were like you said …a quality saw.? ... And being a central Mass guy I agree, keeping local vintage pieces in your tool chest is a good thing.
Thanks again Kevin!

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