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Forum topic by shortster posted 08-25-2015 05:11 PM 648 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-25-2015 05:11 PM

I have a saw I need help finding out what it is.
The saw has three teeth per inch and the medalion in the center of the handle has Warranted Superior on it, also a ring of dots with the center being blank. The saw is 37 inches long, three and half inches wide at the handle and tapers down to one inch at the tip. It has a handsaw handle.

-- Edwin


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#1 posted 08-25-2015 05:20 PM

Picture would help a lot. Sounds like a crosscut saw for bucking logs though. Warranted superior’s in the United States are kind of like generics where the major factories would put out lower level saws not under their own name. They were still high quality compared to most saws made today. But because the makers didn’t put their name on them it can be tricky to identify them unless you can recognize common features.

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#2 posted 08-30-2015 01:14 PM

-- Edwin

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#3 posted 08-30-2015 01:20 PM

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#4 posted 08-30-2015 02:46 PM

it’s a pruning saw

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#5 posted 08-31-2015 12:42 AM

Pretty sure with that tooth pattern it’s a crosscut logging saw. Would have looked something along the lines of this Disston, may or may not have had the second handle on the front and potentially not the front area with triangle teeth either.

The tooth pattern is called Great American. I’ve never seen one of those crosscut saws so filed down from use. Seems to have been a talented filer, the gullets are all nearly the same shape and even. I think it’s a wall hanger now, that end looks like it would break off in use. I suppose if it does you can just use the rest as a shorter saw.

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#6 posted 08-31-2015 02:37 AM

I agree with Johnny7.

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