My brothers and I are slowly wading through 50+ years worth of valuables and junk in my father’s home. Soon to be 88, he no longer can manage the house and is finding communal living among his peers not as bad as he thought. Most of my dad’s tools are cheap and uninteresting even with time on them. He does have several items that he obviously paid good money for and were worth keeping.
The only item in the group picture that I really didn’t need was the Stanley “Hard Tooth Saw” back saw. I have a new one with the same hardened teeth and as you know these are cheap to buy new and plentiful.
I wanted a tooth set, so that was a welcome surprise. No branding on the tool. I’m sure someone knows just from having bought one before.
The hand saw on the left is unmarked, so I am guessing it was an inexpensive box store choice. As far as I can tell (with not-great eyesight and some test cuts with and against the grain on soft pine) the teeth are formed for ripping. I was surprised at how well it cut after years of neglect and probably never having been sharpened since purchase. If this is a rip saw, I’m quite happy. Can’t buy these new in my neck of the woods.
The hand saw on the right is a Swedish made saw. I haven’t taken a magnifying lens to the teeth, but again the saw seems to do better in ripping than cross-cutting and the teeth appear to me to be chisel-shaped.
I did notice a tooth pattern I am not familiar with (which isn’t saying much, really) so I posted a poorly focused close-up of the pattern. Look to the left and notice the stepped tooth pattern in the first two pairs. Is this something worth noting?
The rusty looking bow saw blade on the right I think is for pruning tree limbs. Since the surface rust isn’t very deep I may keep it.
-- -- Paul Bucalo, Upstate NY USA