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Funny Things Seen While Looking For Saws On Ebay - Volume 2

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Blog entry by summerfi posted 03-24-2016 03:48 AM 1730 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.
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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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?


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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.


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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.


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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



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TheFridge

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#1 posted 03-24-2016 04:06 AM

The crosscut pruning handsaw is my favorite. Overall nice condition:) just like the rest.

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

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#2 posted 03-24-2016 05:29 AM

Thank you for your service, Bob. Haha.

I once came across a craigslist add for “super rare hand carved wooden doll shoes. You know they hand carved because they’re slight different shapes and sizes. One of a kind”

It was a hand plane tote that had been snapped in half.

I love people’s confidence.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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Brit

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#3 posted 03-24-2016 07:59 AM

Great fun Bob! I’ve seen some hilarious examples on ebay.co.uk too. Maybe I should start collecting them and post a European version.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#4 posted 03-24-2016 11:06 AM

What’s wrong with ketchup on an apple?

Do you sometime watch these items just to see if they sell?

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net

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#5 posted 03-24-2016 11:44 AM

Man, I’ve seen some ebay listing train wrecks, but these take the cake.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#6 posted 03-24-2016 12:56 PM

Love the drawknife saw thingy. Sharp pointy things are fun top play with.
I don’t know much about cars, that is why I am not a car salesman.
Have a great day and thanks for the laughs Bob.

-- Brian Noel

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#7 posted 03-24-2016 02:06 PM

Good stuff, Bob!

Love vintage tools.
Hate stupid people.

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#8 posted 03-24-2016 02:08 PM

This made me laugh !

”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?”

When I was a Snap-on Tool Dealer I made this and kept it on my dash as a kind of joke. (I used it when I did tool repairs on the fly) ... You’d be surprised at how many supposedly “mechanics” thought it was REAL. I stopped more than one guy from hooking it to the air line in my truck !
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TraylorPark

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#9 posted 03-24-2016 03:08 PM

I know this one. It’a a guard for an old sickle bar mower.

Do I win a prize?

Edit: Didn’t see the full description from Bob before, but can I still have a prize?

-- --Zach

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#10 posted 03-24-2016 09:56 PM

:thumbs up: Crosscut Saw #9 Vintage Wooden Handle Rare :thumbs up:

:D

-- VSKGAMING

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#11 posted 03-25-2016 04:40 PM

LOVED this blog! Not only fun but educational! Just imagine the stories that the tool could tell, or anyone else wanting to chime in for the fun of it! I smiled and thought I should make a air hammer like JoeinGa did and give it to the next person who helps me out with a major repair job! Or even as a Gift idea! Hummm better start collecting the small hammers now!
THANKS to everyone who replied and shared!!! You all started my breakfast off with a good chuckle! Keep more of them coming!~Suzanne

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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#12 posted 03-25-2016 09:45 PM

Awesome finds, Bob. Had a good chuckle over all of these.
This reminds me of a hammer I encountered at an antique mall. Somebody had welded a hammer head to a 12 inch piece of ree-bar. The tag said “vintage carpenter’s hammer”. Had it not come with a $15 dollar price tag, I would have bought it for the handsawgeek novelty wall. Can’t imagine if somebody actually ever tried use that thing.

-- Ed

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#13 posted 03-26-2016 03:58 PM



This made me laugh !

”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?”

When I was a Snap-on Tool Dealer I made this and kept it on my dash as a kind of joke. (I used it when I did tool repairs on the fly) ... You d be surprised at how many supposedly “mechanics” thought it was REAL. I stopped more than one guy from hooking it to the air line in my truck !
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- JoeinGa

I have an old beat up hammer. I’m going to make one of these! Too funny.

Bob, these are great!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#14 posted 03-26-2016 07:28 PM

Just an FYI… I used the paddle handle off an old air ratchet for this. Just took a bit of grinding away some of the wooden handle to make it fit, and then I drove in 2 roll pins to hold it on

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#15 posted 03-26-2016 07:46 PM

I am so tickled by this AIR hammer! Just my cup of fun stuff to give as a present! I am headed to town in the next week or two to get a couple of small hammers, (and other stuff). I have a huge unexpected job on replacing my siding on the house. I want to give the hammer to who the ‘lucky’ guy(s) are that do this job! Watching the recipients expression just might help the pain of the cost to repair something I didn’t foresee! I also know when people do work for me they get a little gift as a reminder of my gratefulness. Typically fresh eggs as I run a farm. I know that those eggs are good but won’t last as long at this air hammer! This will be an appreciated long remembered~tip that will keep on giving!!! THIS IS A GOOD ONE! Any more? THANKS JoeinGA! ~Suzanne.

-- Suzanne, A Touch Of O.Z.

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