|Forum topic by curliejones||posted 09-05-2016 11:12 PM||394 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-05-2016 11:12 PM
I picked this Craftsman backsaw up at a flea market because it needed rescuing , and I’m a sucker for a tool that needs rescuing (read cheap and shows promise). It is a 10tpi and now that I’ve de—rusted and sharpened it, it really cuts well. I have a few old panel saws that I love to reach for when I need a couple of quick cuts working on an outdoor project. Much quicker than getting out the circular saw and a cord. The saw is hefty at 25-1/4” long and has a fairly aggressive crosscut set to the teeth, so I’m not sure of the original application for it. ??Ideas, LJs??? Did folks buy a big miter saw for cutting 2 by lumber?
I have some very fine tooth Japanese saws that I intend to start using to build some small tables, but this feels like it is suitable for framing work. I intend to build a wooden miter box with 90 and (2) 45 degree angles to pair with this saw. The blade width is 4 inches up to the steel back, then another inch within. The blade is stiff and should be easy to make accurate cuts with the miter box.
A fun “save the tool” project and I’d like to know if any of you have and use one of these Big Back saws in your work, and possibly who made these for Sears.
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