Funny Things Seen While Looking For Saws On Ebay
I buy, restore, collect, and sell hand saws. As part of this hobby, I watch ebay closely for good saw deals. Occasionally I come across things that are just too funny to not record. I thought I’d share some of the better ones with you. I have a bunch more, and I’ll continue adding to this “collection” as I see new ones.
19C MEDICAL SURGICAL AMPUTATION “BONE” SAW.
Bidding starts at $450
Seller said: With original wooden handle and unmistakable shape! This saw was probably once used on the battlefield or in a hospital to spare the misery of the wounded. The saw is in very good condition. Has nothing broken or loose.
My comment: This looks amazingly like a common run of the mill backsaw. Good condition? How about the badly pitted plate. Nothing broken? Did you look at the handle? At that price I’ll take a dozen.
ANTIQUE TWO HANDLE CARPENTRY WOODWORKING SAW W/ 7 1/2” BLADE AND WOODEN HANDLES
Bidding starts at $29.00
Seller said: The title says it all.
My comment: Ummmm….I don’t believe that’s a saw.
VINTAGE DISSTON & SONS SAW 9” BLADE
Bidding starts at $0.99
Seller said: It has some minor scuff marks throughout. Over all great collectible saw!
My comment: Where’s the etch? For that matter, where’s the blade?! Minor scuffs are the least of it’s worries.
VINTAGE DISSTON HAND SAW 5 PPI WOODEN HANDLE GOOD CONDITION
Bidding starts at $8.00
Seller said: Sharp and otherwise good condition.
My comment: Would you define dull please? This saw hasn’t seen a file for at least a generation.
ANTIQUE SAW STANLEY# 45
Bidding starts at $200
Seller said: Good condition Stanley #45 saw.
My comment: I saw, you saw, we all saw a combination plane.
VINTAGE SMALL SAW WITH WOOD HANDLE VERY FINE TEETH
Bidding starts at $9.99
Seller said: Nothing. There was no description.
My comment: Have you never heard of a file?
EARLY ORNATE HAND SAW UNIT
Seller said: Not familiar but sure parts are missing so I’m selling as is as seen.
My comment: At least the seller is honest – they definitely are not familiar with what they are selling.
VINTAGE UNIQUE DOUBLE TOOTH HAND SAW WARRANTED SUPERIOR
Bidding starts at $25
Seller said: The blade is awesome and easily THE SHARPEST SAW I HAVE EVER SEEN….!!! Unique Double Tooth. The unique blade is worth the price of the saw alone…!!! I am very careful just handling it as I got cut on it several times when cleaning. Teeth are a unique double tooth design and pretty impressive.
My comment: Seller goes on and on about how he has sold hundreds of saws and is a saw expert. I guess it never occurred to him that this is a cheap common saw sharpened by someone who had no clue what they were doing.
VTG DISSTON 3 1/2 FT. CHAMPION ONE MAN CROSS CUT LOGGING SAW #D-28
Bidding starts at $19.95
Seller said: Blade 24”, Handle 7 1/2” x 5 1/2”, Total Length 27 1/2”
My comment: This is not a logging saw, and 27 ½ inches certainly doesn’t make 3 ½ feet.
GREAT NEANDERTHAL NOTCH – SAW, STONE AGE MOUSTERIAN FAMOUS PROVENANCE 50.000 BC
Seller said: A fabulous double tool on flat angular flake with a deep small notch at the distal end, and two noses left and right, both with fine use-scars. The right lateral edge has a serrated retouch.
My comment: I’m no expert, but that looks an awful lot like a rock to me.
DISSTON #8 SAW, MISSTAMPED LOGO
Bidding Starts at $10.00
Seller said: The logo on this saw is too low on the blade. The bottom portion of the logo is off the blade at the teeth.
My comment: While the seller thinks this is a rare mis-stamped saw, the etch is partially in the teeth because the saw has been sharpened so many times that it is worn out
UNCOMMON H. DISSTON & SON HAND SAW
Bidding Starts at $9.95
Seller said: Here is this uncommon H. Disston & Son hand saw. Is missing a couple of teeth, 3 total.
My comment: There is a lot more missing than 3 teeth. Where is the other half of the blade?
Disclaimer: The forgoing is not intended to make fun of anyone. But you have to admit, it IS funny! I hope it gave you a chuckle or two.
-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Of all the tools I own, my favorite is a good sharp pocket knife. - My Dad