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Forum topic by lashomb posted 11-17-2011 05:20 AM 1478 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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lashomb

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11-17-2011 05:20 AM

Before my Grandpa passed, he had gotten into saw sharpening. Last time I was down to visit my Grandma, I got some old saws of his. Question is, I don’t know what some of them are?

The Disston rip saw looks old… looks to be 5ppi I think.

Then I have a EC Atkins crosscut, and a weird saw that is shaped like a backsaw, but with no back.

The only one I’ve cleaned up is the Warranted Superior backsaw. Just briefly with a CLR 50/50 mix and some 00 steel wool.

I also have one taken apart that I didn’t take pics of, with an Etch on the blade… something like Smith & Cohu/Coht/Cohn, New York, Spring Steel… that one is a toolbox sized saw with rounded nose.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bshomb/sets/72157628020363535/show/

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 05:48 AM

I could be wrong (never been that much into hand saw variants) but I think the Atkins saw is a table saw. Same name but no relation to the modern counterpart.

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 06:33 AM

Ahh, found a reference:

http://thesawblog.com/?p=803

I think they were mainly used for kerfing in a joint. (Sawing between two pieces to make them mate together better.)

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 06:47 AM

Interesting, thanks for the link! I’m not sure that is what this saw is, as it’s 14 ppi. Hmm.

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#4 posted 11-17-2011 05:50 PM

Greetings Brian

What you have there is in fact a Joiner’s Bench Saw…it is considered by some to be a form of the table saw, but the hang of the tote and tooth spacing make it a bit of a different animal.

These saws are quite rare….in fact, your’s is the first I have actually seen in the wild.

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 09:44 PM

Hey Matt, thanks for dropping in. Good to have someone who actually knows these things to speak up.

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#6 posted 11-18-2011 06:37 AM

Matt, thanks for the info!

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#7 posted 11-18-2011 05:58 PM

Thanks guys…happy to help.

Actually Brian, I’d love to speak with you further about this little saw…like i said, I’ve never seen one in the wild and they are quite rare. I’d love to get some info on its dimensions. I tried to send you a PM but it wouldn’t let me….can you email me? matt@thesawblog.com.

Hope to hear from you soon!

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#8 posted 11-18-2011 06:24 PM

Matt, I sent you an email… not sure why the PM isn’t working, I’ll look into it.

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