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07-08-2011 09:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question grooving saw uses

Does anyone know what this saw is used for? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270778293750&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1123

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#1 posted 07-08-2011 09:50 AM

No, but if you’ll hum a few bars… just kidding.

I really don’t know, but I’ll take one of those in one hand and a claw hammer in the other for the next gladiator movie. ;=)

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#2 posted 07-08-2011 10:09 AM

unusual looking thing isn’t it….looks purpose built for a job to me

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#3 posted 07-08-2011 11:07 AM

Hey Bob. I DIDN’T know, but now do:

“grooving saw”: http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?152207-Two-Ulmia-Tools.-Hard-to-find.

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#4 posted 07-08-2011 11:13 AM

thanks lenny…makes a lot more sense now

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#5 posted 07-08-2011 11:13 AM

its a saw many stairbuilders used earlyer
and some still does from time to time

two cuts with this and then either a chiesel or router and you have a dado :-)

Dennis

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#6 posted 07-08-2011 12:39 PM

Dennis got it ! He beat me to the keyboard !

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 02:11 PM

I was thinking either making frets or scoring wood for bending. It’s a little too small for screen-making; plus probably pre-dates windowscreens. I understand that they’re used in stair construction but I don’t know at what point.

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 04:26 PM

The Disston No. 6 Stair Builders’ Saw is used for trenching out stringers, making slots in stair treads or risers, cutting dadoes, etc. Removable blade may be raised or lowered to cut any depth up to 3/4 inch. Blade of Disston Steel with Disston temper, is 6 inches long and 1 5/8 inches wide, toothed 8 points to inch. Hardwood handle, weatherproof finish.
Disston Saw, Tool and File Manual. 1940

Scroll down a ways on this page until you find the photo/reference

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/gallery2.html

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#9 posted 07-08-2011 05:01 PM

Thanks guys. Curious minds can find relief on LJ ;-))

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