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Brett

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1122 days ago

Can anyone tell me about this saw I found at an antique mall?

The blade is 10 inches long, 15 TPI. It’s marked “Robt. Sorby / Cast Steel /Sheffield” and has a kangaroo next to the “Sorby”. The handle is marked with a previous owner’s name (“Peter M. Gregor” or “Peter M’Gregor”, I believe), and it has two brass split nuts.

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#1 posted 1122 days ago

It looks like a very nice english saw… Sorby is a good company. I would guess Paul Sellers or Brit would have more info.

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#2 posted 1122 days ago

Anybody know if those split brass nuts can be removed easily? I’d like to clean up the saw a little and use it for dovetails.

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#3 posted 1119 days ago

Would this saw have any value to collector?

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#4 posted 1119 days ago

Very desirable, S&N. It’s a very desirable saw. Paul Sellers probably knows anything and everything about it. Is it for sale, perhaps?

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#5 posted 1119 days ago

I’ll sell it if I can make a decent profit, otherwise I’ll just clean it up and use it. I’m slowly gathering some hand tools for woodworking, and I’d like to maximize the value of the saw—either as a user, or as something I can sell to buy other tools to put to use.

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#6 posted 757 days ago

Hi,
I just bought at a flea market a very simliar saw, mine has the same markings on the back, but is 14” long and the handle is closed. Seems to be of very good quality.

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#7 posted 757 days ago

I’d be all over that saw, send it to Matt (Cianci) for sharpening, put it in my “special” tool box, and use the heck out of it.
I’m hopin’ that ya bought it.
I modified some old screwdrivers to work on split nuts. Filed a notch in the blades that would fit the different slotting.
Be gentle. The brass is kinda soft.
I have no business connection with Matt.
Bill

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Brett

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#8 posted 748 days ago

I still have it. When I finish my Roubo bench, learning to sharpen saws is high on my list of priorities.

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