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14" crosscut backsaw by Bob Summerfield

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Review by TheFridge posted 07-18-2016 10:01 PM 2090 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch
14" crosscut backsaw by Bob Summerfield No-picture-s No-picture-s Click the pictures to enlarge them

I needed a crosscut saw and wanted it with very specific specs and Bob was more than happy to make whatever I wanted.

So I sent him a chunk of walnut for the handle and he went to work.

14” brass backed crosscut sash saw at 12 ppi courtesy of Bob Summerfield at RMSaws.com

It works as good as it looks and I plan on getting another with the same specs but in a rip pattern.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.




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#1 posted 07-18-2016 10:03 PM

Beautiful, congratulations!

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#2 posted 07-18-2016 10:09 PM

That is a beautiful saw Fridge…will you do a rip in a walnut handle, or go with a lighter wood to tell them apart easily?

Is that your summer reading in the 6th picture?

-- Putty

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#3 posted 07-18-2016 10:15 PM

Thanks guys. I’ve been waiting to post a review til I put it through its paces and it’s a champion.

I get better at reading every year putty :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#4 posted 07-18-2016 10:19 PM

Super buy! Looks as though in picture 3 it rips well also. Then your future rip ilww really turn out pristine edges.

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#5 posted 07-18-2016 10:22 PM

Thanks man. It can rip well but not as fast as I’d like.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 11:08 PM

Great review Fridge. I really like Bobs saws and the ones I have will be with me for life.

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

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#7 posted 07-19-2016 10:44 AM

Excellent!

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#8 posted 07-24-2016 07:34 PM

Very nice. I need a cross cut as well. The hybrid I have is from Bad Axe but gotta support Bob. Have you heard any feed back on the open handled table saw?

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#9 posted 07-24-2016 07:39 PM

I think theoldfart has one. He’d be the one to ask. I’m pretty sure he likes a lot.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#10 posted 07-24-2016 08:33 PM

Nope, not me. Wish I did! I have four restores from Bob, one of which needed a new plate and spine. That are all very good tools and when he gets back to workin’ on other folks work I hope to order an open handled dovetail saw.

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

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#11 posted 07-24-2016 08:36 PM

Well. Damn. I get all the old farts around here confused :)

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#12 posted 07-24-2016 08:40 PM

After a little research I see Smitty has the one I want. I mean it. I want HIS saw with the distressed pecan handle.

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty || Instagram - out_of_focus1.618

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#13 posted 07-24-2016 08:54 PM

Start driving, it’ll take you a while to get there. Then i suggest you run like hell!

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

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#14 posted 08-07-2016 12:48 AM

Wonderful saw Fridge. Bob sure makes some beauties.

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#15 posted 08-30-2016 12:52 PM

Great looking saw. Question, is saw plate 1050 and what is its thickness? There’re great saws being made today by small Co. and individuals I have a pair by Alamo Toolworks out of San Antonio.

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