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04-09-2011 10:18 AM

Topic tags/keywords: modified crosscut saw 8 tpi

There is an odd modified crosscut saw on eBay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110670041305&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

It looks to be about an 8 TPI crosscut. Anyone have any idea what it might be for?

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


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#1 posted 04-09-2011 11:48 AM

looks like its almost only the handle that is left after someone has used the rest for
handscrapers :-)

take care
Dennis

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#2 posted 04-09-2011 11:50 AM

My grandfather had one kinda like this one. It was a cut-down of a full sized cross-cut saw. Grandpa said he used it in tight places where he needed to have the full strength of his hand/arm/saw making the saw cut that could not be done with a full-sized blade. One place I watched him use the saw was in the upper rafters of a big barn. They were replacing a rafter and a support arm. They only had about 8 inches (the size of the rafters) before they would hit the roof with their saw, so they used this cut-down to get in there and still work effectively fitting the new beams/joists etc. Favorite memories also include Grandpa using this same saw to split the pelvis on deer and elk taken in the fall.

Not saying that this ebay saw is for that, but the cut-down grandpa had was very similar.

I often think I was born 100 years too late.

Thanks for posting. Love this kind of stuff.

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patron

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#3 posted 04-09-2011 01:10 PM

i’m with them

party boy makes a good point – scrapers

and the sheriff is never wrong
that’s why he’s the sheriff

have used short saws before
where there wasn’t room to stroke
and where the cut needed the control
up close and personal

like a d-8 cat
might only use it once
but it sure beats a pick and shovel

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 04-09-2011 11:11 PM

Good point David!! one of my uncles used to say, “Sure beats that by hand $#^7” every time we used a tractor to do something;-)

C+, I have heard a lot of people say that, but I don’t think they are really sure they want to go back. I was raised on a farm that operated in the last century until I was a teenager. Last to get a TV, no tractor, just muscle power until I was in school, then we didn’t use it much, just for plowing. Finally got a loader to load manure. Like my dad used to say, there weren’t any fat people. Those who worked hard enough to have enough to eat didn’t get fat and those who didn’t work that hard didn’t have enough to eat to get fat. Today, everyone is fat ;-) And I don’t see anyone working like we did.

I thought it might have been a salvage operation of a damaged saw. Never thought of some one need a full sized saw in a tight spot instead of using a small saw like a keyhole.

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

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#5 posted 04-09-2011 11:33 PM

Seems like a bad idea to cut it out square like that. I’d expect the saw
to kink or crack there. A rounded corner would be a better way to do
it I think.

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#6 posted 04-10-2011 12:51 AM

I thought it might have been cut down lengthwise and new teeth filed on it or the blade moved up or a blade from who knows where?? i would buy it for .99 cents, but I don’t want it $10 worth of shipping just of have a closer look ;-)) at something I don’t want to add to the toold pile.

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

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