Funny Things Seen While Looking For Saws On Ebay – Volume 2
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 posted some equally funny examples in 2014 in another blog post, so this is Volume 2. There likely will be a Volume 3 when I collect more.
Antique Stanley Saw Straightener
Bidding starts at $300. BIN price $600
Seller said: Hard to find Stanley Saw Blade Straightener. Works great.
My comment: “Yup, I know it works great ‘cause I’ve straightened hundreds of saws with this baby.” $300 for a $10 saw set is a great profit if you can get it. Then again, maybe somebody will jump on that BIN price.
Vintage Antique Hand Saw – Cutting, Crafts or Collection
Bidding starts at $7.99
Seller said: Vintage Old Antique Hand Saw has two bladed (sic). This is a piece that has been in our family longer than me. It has markings and stains and cracks that make it a nice piece.
My comment: This saw is a mess. I hope everything in your family isn’t.
Antique Metal Pointy Saw Thingy
Bidding starts at $5.00
Seller said: Your guess is as good as mine. Not sure what it is but it does have some kind of saw blade in it.
My Comment: It’s always funny when someone is selling something and they have no clue what it is. This is a rock guard for a sickle mower.
Harvey With Peace, Brooklyn 1887, hand saw, antique vtg. old carpenter tool
Seller said: Has imperfections that includes rust, fading, dust, stains and scratches. Blade is not straight and appears bent in various spots. Handle is wooden and with some chip/crack lines in several areas. Despite the condition it’s a great rare find to add to your collection.
My Comment: It’s nice to think that Harvey was at peace, but I believe Harvey W. Peace would be feeling no peace if he could see the condition of his saw.
Unusual & Elegant Style Mahogany Body Tendon Saw
Bidding starts at $49.99
Seller said: Unmarked with an exceptional look and feel. Used, but not much from appearances. Blade looks to not have been sharpened or used much
My Comment: If you need your tendons cut, this elegant, lightly used saw may be just the one for you. I’d prefer my tendons remain intact.
ANTIQUE / VINTAGE CRASSS SUT (sic) SAW HENRY BOKER
Bidding starts at $29.99
Seller Said: This auction is for a vintage / antique Henry Boker crosscut saw that is in very good used condition.
My Comment: The seller is sort of in the ball park at least. This isn’t a saw, it’s a saw wrest, a primitive type of saw set.
Crosscut Saw #9 Vintage Wooden Handle Rare
Bidding Starts at $39.99
Seller said: The saw definitely shows signs of age, rust, wear and really tells a story!
My comment: If this saw is telling a story then it’s lying, because this is not a saw at all. It’s a drawknife.
Vintage Disston Crosscut Pruning Handsaw
Bidding starts at $10.00
Seller said: Overall nice condition. Some rust pitting on blade. Handle has cracks and crevices.
My comment: I could see where someone might mistake the curved toothline for a pruning saw. Pitting on what’s left of the blade, and cracked handle, but still in nice condition though?
VINTAGE RICHARDSON BROS. NEWARK N.J. WOOD HANDLE SAW
Bidding starts at $26.99
Seller said: Vintage condition with signs of use.
My comment: Nice handle, nice keyhole blade, but together? Kind of like ketchup on apple pie.
VINTAGE 8-9-PSI EARLY CARPENTERS H DISSTON HAND SAW
Bidding Stats at $25.00
Seller Said: This auction is for a vintage 8-9 PSI carpenters saw narked (sic) and made by H Disston.
My Comment: 8-9 PSI (pounds per square inch)? I didn’t know they made air tools back then. Where do you plug the air hose in?
Vintage H. Disston & Sons 10” Compact Hand Saw With RARE Handle Cir. 1896-1917
Buy it now price $89.99
Seller said: A very unusual handle with brass reinforcements top and bottom. Showing normal wear consistent with age.
My comment: What a bargain! Even if the other 16” of the blade are missing. But it’s really not rare for a saw handle to be broken and botched back together like this.
WARRANTED SUPERIOR SAW BRASS HEADS 8 TPI BEAUTIFUL HANDLE PATINA! SHARP NOSE
Bidding starts at $14.99
Seller said: A very early brass capped Warranted Superior with a very unique shark nose.
My comment: Shark nose? This saw was worn out about 20 sharpenings ago.
Disclaimer: The foregoing 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. And most importantly, no saws were harmed during the production of this blog.
-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html