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Forum topic by Joe posted 03-20-2010 02:35 PM 3745 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2010 02:35 PM

Anyone have any info on these saws? I really like the fact they are made in the USA (Chicago). Lord knows we need more stuff built here. Saw comes with a free lifetime sharpening and a seven day money back guarantee.

http://www.winsorsaw.com/index.htm

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#1 posted 03-20-2010 03:43 PM

I had not heard of this saw before but after I looked at the link I am very interested. I hope some other LJs can provide information about their experience with this saw.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 03-20-2010 08:17 PM

Ummm… I suppose when they referred to the maker’s family as gentile, I presume they really meant genteel. If they are not diligent in their marketing, how diligent are they in manufacturing?
Is the name of this saw associated with England’s Royal Family as alluded in the website? Cuz their name is Windsor.

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#3 posted 03-21-2010 12:10 AM

Maybe they really meant to say “gentile”. If so, I might have a problem. i am a gentile but I am not sure I want to buy something from a family that boasts that it is also gentile. On the old gentile/jew question I wish we were all ambivalent.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 03-21-2010 12:19 AM

I really have become to like the Japanese pull saws for dovetails and the like however, these are nice. I have both types.I see they have avery fair offer at the moment.Alistair

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#5 posted 03-21-2010 05:20 AM

Probably a mispelling; look at the context of the sentence. “Gentle and cordial” makes more sense than “gentiile and crodial.” Looks like a nice saw with what he says about the handle, ect.

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#6 posted 03-21-2010 05:30 AM

they are nice saws made in the us but the price is still to high lee valley sells almost the same one for about $60 i would go with them

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#7 posted 03-21-2010 05:53 AM

Looks like they upped the price to 69.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 03-27-2010 12:54 PM

I emailed them with your comments. This is how he responded. I think I am going to order one. I will post a review after I have used it for a while.

Hey, thanks for putting my name out there. I appreciate it.

1. I had not heard of this saw before but after I looked at the link I am very interested. I hope some other LJs can provide information about their experience with this saw.
Be sure to see my “reviews” page for comments from other craftsman.

2. Ummm… I suppose when they referred to the maker’s family as gentile, I presume they really meant genteel. If they are not diligent in their marketing, how diligent are they in manufacturing?
Is the name of this saw associated with England’s Royal Family as alluded in the website? Cuz their name is Windsor.

Nope. Winsor is a local family.

3. Maybe they really meant to say “gentile”. If so, I might have a problem. i am a gentile but I am not sure I want to buy something from a family that boasts that it is also gentile. On the old gentile/jew question I wish we were all ambivalent.
Nope, didn’t mean anything theological or racial by using gentile. I meant genteel . I’ll fix the typo

5. Probably a mispelling; look at the context of the sentence. “Gentle and cordial” makes more sense than “gentiile and crodial.” Looks like a nice saw with what he says about the handle, ect. Yep, a typo, I fixed it. Thanks for pointing this out.

6. they are nice saws made in the us but the price is still to high lee valley sells almost the same one for about $60 i would go with them True, they are sixty five dollars. Doesn’t say they are US made but says that they are production saws. No brass components and no heavy brass spine no brass split nuts. In fact, the spine is a composite. The proof would be in the cutting. If you like the space-age look over a traditional 19th century saw then I would buy the LV. Also no free sharpening offered.

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#9 posted 05-09-2012 09:20 PM

I agree yes you could buy a saw form lee vally but you are not supporting a small business or buying a hand made product that’s worth the extra money there but if that’s not enough for you then buy the $60 plastic I mean ( composite) saw then go for it but for me I’ll be going for winsor saw

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#10 posted 05-09-2012 09:51 PM

It might be the way the photos are taken, but the thickness of the totes seems quite thin to me. I would be looking for about 7/8”. Thinner handles do not register as well in the hand IMO.

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#11 posted 05-09-2012 10:06 PM

I have this saw and like it

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