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01-28-2012 02:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question blade miter saw

This morning I was wasting my time, looking around on Amazon for a tenon/carcass saw.
I found this Bahco ergo Handsaw System.
It looks interesting as I think that the handle would be very comfortable, if not pretty and Snap On is a good brand , even if in general way too expensive for me
(yes, I am cheap, I admit it):

http://www.snaponindustrialbrands.com/cat-20-1-265/ergo_Handsaw_System.htm

-- Bert


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#1 posted 01-28-2012 03:13 PM

>> if not pretty and Snap On is a good brand <<

FWIW – It’s not a SnapOn tool. It’s a Bahco that is sold by SnapOn and many others. Just Google Bahco and you find other sellers. Not terribly expensive at $30 for the handle and $15 for the blades.

pete

-- "Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another." -Anatole France

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#2 posted 01-28-2012 04:16 PM

Pete, where did you find these prices?
Everything I find is more expensive.
Thanks

”—“Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.” -Anatole France”
Very true,this is my case

-- Bert

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 05:05 AM

Thought I would resurrect this thread instead of start a new one. Does anyone have any input on Bahco handsaws? I was thinking about buying this one with an order of some Bahco saw files and a cabinet scraper. I don’t have a panel saw and don’t have much use for one but it would be nice to have to make the occasional crosscut without getting out the power tools. I assume the teeth are hardened and can’t be sharpened?

http://aboloxtools.com/cutting-tools/hand-saws/bahco-np-22-u7-8-hp-prize-cut-handsaw-cut-universal-22/

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 12:21 PM

No idea (sorry) on the current quality of the product line although they have been one of the better ones.
Looking over your link I spotted something else, they actually make a musical saw (#296) Thought that was a lost “art”

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#5 posted 12-08-2015 01:47 PM

You have a good eye Glen.
Musical saws are not dead.
When I was a kid in Paris France, we had in the streets blind meme playing music to make some money.
Generally it would be 2 or 3 accordions and one musical saw.
Musical saws are wonderful.

How musical saws “work” ( sorry in French):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJW32Zc8cvQ

Musical saws at “work”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5KiodkF2m4&list=RDi5KiodkF2m4#t=6

-- Bert

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#6 posted 12-08-2015 01:57 PM

Bert, that’s a great share ! I remember seeing some of the artists on the Ed Sullivan show, probably about the same time you were seeing the live performances ;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 12-08-2015 02:44 PM

Those musical saws are pretty cool. They also list a “timber saw” that looks pretty cool with its rought teeth but I have no use for it.
It looks like most of their saws with the exception of the Japanese style pull saws are made in Sweden and not China like the equivalent hardened tooth saws from other manufacturers.

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#8 posted 12-08-2015 03:06 PM

Glen,
I think that you would be interested in the Thérémin also:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-9GGx9p2yo&index=2&list=RDi5KiodkF2m4

-- Bert

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#9 posted 12-08-2015 04:32 PM



Thought I would resurrect this thread instead of start a new one. Does anyone have any input on Bahco handsaws? I was thinking about buying this one with an order of some Bahco saw files and a cabinet scraper. I don t have a panel saw and don t have much use for one but it would be nice to have to make the occasional crosscut without getting out the power tools. I assume the teeth are hardened and can t be sharpened?

http://aboloxtools.com/cutting-tools/hand-saws/bahco-np-22-u7-8-hp-prize-cut-handsaw-cut-universal-22/

- TheLorax

Those are induction hardened teeth so you won’t be able to sharpen them. They do work well and stay sharp for quite a while so it wouldn’t be a bad saw to have. Those Bahco saw files are good though, so if you have a vintage saw you can use them to sharpen it instead of throwing away one that can’t be sharpened. The steel on saws is good for making scrapers so you can do that too instead of throwing away the ones that can’t be sharpened.

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#10 posted 12-08-2015 04:37 PM

“Those are induction hardened teeth so you won’t be able to sharpen them. They do work well and stay sharp for quite a while so it wouldn’t be a bad saw to have. Those Bahco saw files are good though, so if you have a vintage saw you can use them to sharpen it instead of throwing away one that can’t be sharpened. The steel on saws is good for making scrapers so you can do that too instead of throwing away the ones that can’t be sharpened.”

or grind the teeth and make a musical saw!

-- Bert

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#11 posted 12-08-2015 06:52 PM

Fun stuff Bert unfortunately my French has become less and less over the years ..

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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