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07-04-2016 12:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: rare saw

Well, soon this is coming up for auction locally (Kidron Ohio) along with a large collection of other tools and antiques. I just thought I would post it for all to see as I didn’t know such a thing ever existed. larry

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#1 posted 07-04-2016 12:31 PM

Looks like some sort of home made “one man” setup for sawing logs into shorter lengths. My guess is he stands on that rear piece on the ground and push-pulls the upright handle to operate the saw.

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#2 posted 07-04-2016 12:59 PM

It’s a one man crosscut saw, an implement of torture from a bygone era.

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#3 posted 07-04-2016 01:00 PM

Maybe the person who built it had special needs. That is all I can think of.

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#4 posted 07-04-2016 01:01 PM

Looks like it has a cant hook, I’d guess for cutting logs or firewood. I don’t have to tell you Kidron is in the center of Amish country.

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#5 posted 07-04-2016 01:06 PM

Here’s a picture of a fancier one that also lets you use your legs.

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#6 posted 07-04-2016 01:37 PM

sawdust…that’s a good one!

hairy it does have cant hook. Not as sophisticated as the one shown by kazooman.

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#7 posted 07-04-2016 01:43 PM

Forerunner of a chainsaw I would guess .
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#8 posted 07-04-2016 07:05 PM

Strictly a guess, but I think it may have been designed for use in railroad work, like cutting timbers on a wood trestle or cutting in areas of limited access.

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#9 posted 07-05-2016 02:23 AM

These are called Dragsaws. They were produced in man powered and engine powered units.

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#10 posted 07-05-2016 03:16 AM

Just saw St. Roy demonstrating one of these (or very similar) this week on PBS.

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#11 posted 07-05-2016 11:24 AM

This is what I love about L J, lots of great info out here. Too bad it will all go away if we don’t share it.

Thanks for sharing. larry

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