"Warranted Superior" hand saw

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Forum topic by Brett posted 05-04-2011 04:58 PM 8859 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2011 04:58 PM

I came across an old hand saw with a “Warranted Superior” medallion. I know that these were second-tier saws, but I’m wondering whether this one could make a good user. It is in very good condition and priced at $8.

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#1 posted 05-04-2011 06:25 PM

There are tons of old saws marked Warranted Superior. The brand of the saw is not as important as the condition of the blade and teeth. You will want to check first to see if the blade is straight and check it for any kinks or bends. There is a way to test the steel by taking the blade and bending it all the way down to the handle and then let it go. The blade should spring right back without being bent or kinked.

You will also want to look at the teeth. Check to see if any are missing or broken. If the teeth look decent and the blade is straight then I am sure you could bring the saw back to a good user condition with the proper saw filing.

Age will also be a factor in the quality of the metal blade. It may be hard to date if there is no etch or markings on the saw.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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