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Forum topic by mbphvice posted 06-29-2011 04:15 PM 1509 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mbphvice

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06-29-2011 04:15 PM

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My dad was a great DIY carpenter. I remember that he had one of these hand saws. I’m wondering if any one knows what this is and what it is used for? I’m trying to locate one to buy.
Thanks.


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#1 posted 06-29-2011 05:09 PM

It looks like a ice saw for cutting blocks of ice from lakes. Maybe a small one man pit saw.

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#2 posted 06-29-2011 06:18 PM

ditto what Gregn said. Ice saw for sure.

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#3 posted 06-29-2011 06:22 PM

I’d go with the ice saw as well. I had one in my hands last week end. It had a regular hand saw handle though, unlike the one in your picture. I believe it was like $28.

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#4 posted 06-29-2011 06:23 PM

eBay for the validation… Note the photos….

http://collectibles.shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=Ice+saw&_sacat=1&_odkw=Wentworth+saw&_osacat=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

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#5 posted 06-29-2011 07:49 PM

it seems you would hold onto the handle anyway; where does the cord and extra grip come into play; and thanks for all your replies.

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#6 posted 06-29-2011 07:50 PM

o the ebay link iis great…plenty there to choose from; my dad used to work for an icehouse when I was pre-teen, hmm never knew it was for that.

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#7 posted 06-29-2011 08:37 PM

Yup – That’s definitely an ice saw.

What’s really rare is the 2 man ice saw with a handle at each end. When cutting ice from the lakes, most guys preferred using the handle above the ice.

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#8 posted 06-29-2011 09:13 PM

Laughing hard with Rich. I always lose the coin toss and have to go under. The extra handle is probably to give yourself a more comfortable posture when sawing. The cord is probably just for hanging. They’re really nice, aren’t they?

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#9 posted 06-30-2011 06:26 PM

Lol at Rich :) ! My great grandfather had a school of trained swordfish to cut the ice from below.

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#10 posted 06-30-2011 06:27 PM

Poopiecat, no need to lug a saw out on the ice, lol:)

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