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Forum topic by James Wright posted 01-15-2016 09:29 PM 721 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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James Wright

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01-15-2016 09:29 PM

I broke my saw setter last night. The handle just snapped. I got that one at a garage sale. So I thought I would go to a local store and pick one up. No one in Rockford IL knows what one is. I have been to all the big box stores (Did not think they would have it.) the two tool resale stores (usually have good luck there) And two antique dealers in town. I guess I will have to get one online. as I have never looked at different brands and styles before what would you suggest?

-- James Wright, Rockford IL,

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#1 posted 01-15-2016 09:51 PM

I have an old Stanley 42X. I’m from from being an expert in its use but I did a lot of research before buying one and it was the most recommended by those who know their business.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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James Wright

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#2 posted 01-15-2016 09:58 PM

That is what I use to have. the steel Handel just snapped half way down the saw plate. I think it has a stress fracture from the years and possibly being dropped. surprised the snot out of me!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL,

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#3 posted 01-16-2016 01:08 AM

I just got a new catalog from Highland woodworking. They’ve got a couple of saw sets in there. Might be worth a look.

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#4 posted 01-16-2016 01:18 AM

Know anybody that can weld? Could be fixed.

I have those Somax saw sets from Highland. Same ones are sold at other retailers and I think they are about the only new ones made currently. They work fine, but apparently the hammer (I think thats what the part that presses the saw tooth into the anvil is called) is not hardened steel so they wear out faster.

After getting the Somax set I’ve picked up a few more vintage ones, but no Stanley 42, so I haven’t put time into cleaning them up and getting them working.

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#5 posted 01-16-2016 01:25 AM

Somax is ok.

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

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#6 posted 01-16-2016 03:06 AM

Can you post a picture?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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