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#1 posted 12-11-2012 05:24 AM

David,
The Industrial Revolution began by the end of the 18th Century. My house was built in 1906 and is framed with rough sawn lumber as was the practice pretty much until World War II. I think you’ve got your history a little confused. Here are some pages from a 1951 edition of Audel’s Carpenters and Builders Guide:

People want to make this stuff all ancient history. It’s not! The first power miter saw, the Rockwell 9” power miter saw, was introduced in 1966. It was just three years before the first Moon landing. Before that the standard miter saw was the Langdon miter saw.

I still saw these in use on job sites when I was working as a carpenter as late as the early 1980’s. Lumber yards and hardware stores often sharpened hand saws on site in my earlier days as a carpenter.


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