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Forum topic by RS Woodworks posted 10-11-2011 06:51 AM 6040 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RS Woodworks

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10-11-2011 06:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: saw handsaw woodrough mcparlin sharp straight

Hey guys, I’m offering for sale probably one of the finest saws in my collection. It’s in absolutely excellent condition and a very rare find. W&M made saws between 1857 and 1893 at which time they were absorbed along with several other saw manufacturers into the National Saw Company. They continued to make saws under the NSC until about 1903. W&M are famous for the panther head saw, which I’m afraid this is not. This saw is however in absolutely excellent condition for its age. It is EXTREMELY sharp, sticky sharp some people call it, and ready to use if you so choose. I am fairly convinced that this is the original factory sharpening, and that this saw was rareely, if ever, used.
The 26” blade has a very slight (about 1/32”) bend a few inches up from the toe. It is not a kink or a wave, just a slight bend to the right. The saw cuts and tracks perfectly straight. It has 8tpi and a perfect set. The blade is just under 7” at the heel and 2 1/2” at the toe. The etch is a bit fainter than I like but as you can see it is fully readable. The saw plate has clearly been cleaned, but not by me. This saw is exactly how I got it. I believe that the finish on the handle is the original finish.
Because the saw has a Warranted Superior medallion, I believe it may have been made after W&M was integrated into the National Saw Company. Several other makers did the same thing (like Harvey Peace for example). The saw is exactly the same as the one shown in the 1895 NSC catalogue. It also doesn’t have the split nuts that were used prior to 1887.

This is an excellent saw to use or add to your collection. Because of the relative rarity of W&M saws, especially in this condition, my asking price is $200.
This price is my best guess as to the saws value considering its rarity, condition and having talked to several saw collectors, dealers and experts. As always, if you think I’m out to lunch on the price, please send me a PM explaining why and I will happily consider offers. Thanks!

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!


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#1 posted 10-12-2011 05:28 PM

New price. $150
Shipping at your expense from Canada.

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 08:57 AM

Bump and new price once again. Someone steal this at $120. (Cdn)
This is an absolute premium saw! Razor sharp and ready to use!

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#3 posted 01-18-2012 01:44 PM

Ryan, Is the saw still for sale?
Thanks, Jim

-- Jim,Tennessee, buckhornridgestudio.com

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#4 posted 01-18-2012 08:44 PM

Hi Jim. Sorry but this saw has been sold. I will have quite a few more vintage saws for sale in the coming months. PM me if you are looking for something in particular.

Ryan

-- I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!

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#5 posted 07-15-2014 08:35 PM

Sir do you have any other saws by them?

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#6 posted 08-05-2014 04:40 PM



I restore the finest vintage tools! If you need a nice plane, saw, marking tool or brace, please let me know!


Hello ,Sir!
,if you have any kind of good saw,plane or marking tool,let me know.
Thanks!

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