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Forum topic by giser3546 posted 01-11-2016 02:29 AM 854 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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giser3546

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01-11-2016 02:29 AM

Have been offered this guy for $50. I have been looking for a one man crosscut and don’t know too much about them. Is it worth it?

42”with some surface rust but the seller claims it can be sanded. Teeth are “well shaped and sharp”.

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#1 posted 01-11-2016 02:58 AM

Aside from the rust, the saw looks to be in great shape. I think $50 is quite reasonable. Even if the teeth look relatively sharp, they probably need to be touched up. Here’s a link to a manual on everything you would ever need to know about crosscut saws. https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/environment/recreational_trails/publications/fs_publications/pdf/pdf77712508lo.pdf

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#2 posted 01-11-2016 03:07 AM

I’d say no. Look on ebay ‘sold’ listings for similar
saws.

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#3 posted 01-11-2016 03:08 AM

I think it’s fair offer.

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#4 posted 01-11-2016 04:27 AM

Surely you could find the same thing somewhere else for cheaper, free. Hand tools like this have a way of finding their way into non woodworker homes who will get rid of them without a second thought.
But your time is worth something too. If you can’t find one readily for less, then go for it.
As for the rust, I’ve done pretty good with donated rusty tools using WD40 and green kitchen scrubbers. Works like magic. (some effort required)

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#5 posted 01-11-2016 04:38 AM

$5 yard sale find. I can also find the same sort of saw at the local antique stores~ $15-25
This saw was just as rusty as the one the OP is looking at. Palm sander to clean up. Later sold it, as I no longer needed a pruning saw, for about $20 or so…

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#6 posted 01-11-2016 05:25 AM

$50 is too much unless you’re a collector and this is something special. If you need only a user then I’m with the others: troll estate sales and consignment stores. I’m in Michigan and we had a big lumbering era up to about 100 years ago so two-man crosscuts can be found literally everywhere (crazy people on Craig’s List and professional estate sale people aside) for $25.

Watch the set of the teeth and the quality of the teeth, though, because non-pro owners can eaily turn a saw into a lot of work or even junk.

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giser3546

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#7 posted 01-11-2016 02:30 PM

Appreciate the link summerfi, I think my biggest issue is my lack of knowledge on handsaws in general. The consensus seems to be maybe so far so keep the opinions coming.

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#8 posted 01-11-2016 02:36 PM

Too much. Particularly as my eye tells me that your seller already took a steel brush/wheel to this and gave up. About a 1/4 of the way down the blade, that looks like very heavy pitting.

-- Tar Heelz, Durham, NC USA

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#9 posted 01-11-2016 04:06 PM

Average price of the last 10 of these that sold on ebay was $67, plus you won’t have to pay shipping. The helper handles alone are going for over $25. Folks who can buy these for $5 – $20, please do and send them to me. I’d love to triple my money.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#10 posted 01-11-2016 04:56 PM

They usually for for 10-15 bucks at auctions or yard sales I go to. Then they get bad farm scenes painted on them. If you aren’t a flea market guy or auction goer and your time is worth money buy it.

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#11 posted 02-06-2016 01:56 AM

The thing about rust is it never sleeps as the song goes.. if I were investing in a rusty saw I’d also invest in a sand blaster to blast every last bit of rust out of the pits and so on.
I did auto body work for a long time and rust was enemy number one and the only way to truly get rid of it is to sandblast it out and use a sealer made specifically for that purpose.. In the auto body business that would be an epoxy sealer, but somehow I doubt anyone is going to tell you to paint a handsaw..
With that much rust I wouldn’t fork over $50, it’s your money..

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#12 posted 02-06-2016 02:16 AM



Average price of the last 10 of these that sold on ebay was $67, plus you won t have to pay shipping. The helper handles alone are going for over $25. Folks who can buy these for $5 – $20, please do and send them to me. I d love to triple my money.

- summerfi

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#13 posted 02-06-2016 10:26 PM

If you are near Albany, NY I have one in much nicer shape that I would sell for $50

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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