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Forum topic by shoofly posted 01-23-2017 04:09 PM 384 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shoofly

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01-23-2017 04:09 PM

I have three Atkins saws I am working to restore: two back saws and an a rip saw. One of the two back saws was owned by my wife’s grandfather, purchased back in the twenties, along with the miter box in which it is used. It is in pretty good shape, and I use the saw and the box pretty regularly. (I would attach pictures here but, 1) I don’t know how and 2) my ‘after’ pictures look much like the ‘before ’ picture I see on this site.

The other back saw, however has a substantial problem: it is missing the Atkins medallion. Does anyone have any ides how (or if) I can obtain a Atkins medallion?

Thanks

Chuck

-- never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it


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#1 posted 01-23-2017 04:36 PM

Do a search for “Atkins saw medallion.” A number of links come up. I don’t know enough about your situation to know if any of them will be of benefit to you. Best of luck though.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 01-23-2017 06:18 PM

Thanks Rich. I’m embarrassed. It’s like I was saying “I can’t see what I’m doing and someone says ‘Turn on the!”

Why didn’t I think of that. I followed your advice and found what I needed on e-bay..

Thanks again

Chuck

-- never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it

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#3 posted 01-23-2017 07:33 PM

Glad to hear it Chuck. I think it’s great that you have tools like that with family history.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#4 posted 01-23-2017 07:44 PM

Id love to see pics of the saws Chuck. Just hit the “IMG” button, click browse, find your pic and hit insert. Done deal.

Old saws aren’t the easiest thing to bring back to brand new. Ive done a bunch and haven’t yet come close to what ive seen from other LJ’s. I’m gonna keep trying but my expectations are tempered.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#5 posted 01-23-2017 11:49 PM

Chrisstef:
Maybe I’ll try putting some pictures on later. You mentioned you had restored a bunch of saws. What do you do with them. By the way, can you tell me how Atkins saws compare to Disston saws?
Chuck

-- never wrestle with a pig. You both get dirty and the pig likes it

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 12:00 AM

I use most of them. Full size Rip saws get seldom used but i really like my D12 xcut and my smaller D7 panel saw for breaking down stock. Backsaws from 8” to 14” get used for joinery work and ovcasionally my 16” and 20” with a miter box.

IMO atkins is right up there with disston. From the bit ive used their saws, they work great. I dig their “triple A” medallion.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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