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Forum topic by johnnyknoxville posted 09-26-2011 03:42 PM 2381 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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johnnyknoxville

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09-26-2011 03:42 PM

My son just found this 2 man saw up on our property and I was wondering if anyone could tell me the approx age of it. He’s really excited about it and I wanted to see if we could collect some history about it.


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Bill White

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 04:26 PM

It is a “man Killer”. The guys who worked with those beasts were tough.
No way to tell the age, but the tooth configuration is a somewhat modern design. It will cut aggresively when properly sharpened.
Might wanna look up on the web for closer aging info.
Bill

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 05:31 PM

It was called a “Misery Whip” and that one is a modern-ish design. Used in pit sawing and cross cut sawing.

-- Kyle Edwards, http://www.sawmillnc.com, Iron Station , NC (near Charlotte)

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johnnyknoxville

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 08:59 PM

Thanks guys….......anyone have any idea of the period? 20’s 30’s 40s?????

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johnnyknoxville

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 10:17 PM

Thanks cr1, I didnt have a mic but with the use of feeler gauges I was able to determine that it is indeed thicker on the tooth side than the back side. It is also visibly thicker so the technology for a progressive rolling of the metal must have been available then huh? My son said he found some other things at the same spot but left them there. After homework is done we’re going digging! What a great hobbie!

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ATSawyer

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 12:25 AM

Perforated lance tooth saw. More common in the east than out west. Teeth look pretty long, indicating that it was not filed too many times (ever?). Taper was ground into these saws at the factory, not rolled. At least 60 years old.

-- Dan

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#6 posted 10-16-2011 12:42 AM

When I was a kid about 10 we lived on afarm and I used to have to help my father cut wood it the bush . when we operated it you had to pull on it not push or the old man was madder than a clucking hen when you tried to take the eggs from her. Andy

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ATSawyer

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#7 posted 10-16-2011 11:54 PM

Pushing a fat, stiff, bucking saw can get more work done and prevent your partner from “riding the saw” (when you have to pull the saw and his arms). Pushing a skinny felling saw is what most of that old clucking was about. Easy to kink a feller. Less so a bucking saw.

-- Dan

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