Please ID This Specialty Saw

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Forum topic by langski93 posted 04-14-2012 11:11 PM 984 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-14-2012 11:11 PM

Can you identify this saw? I was not sure if I should have put the post under skill share or shop safety. I think it would be useful in cutting curly maple.



-- Langski, New Hampshire

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 11:20 PM

It looks like a “bone saw” to me…...the kind they use to cut off your arms and legs with…..used pretty much during the Civil War… do amputations….That doctor is about to ruin a good saw on Curly’s head…lol. Can you imagine getting hacked up with that saw, and NO anesthesia….wow….!!!!
Probably still used today…..

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#2 posted 04-15-2012 12:38 AM

It’s a 1938 Saw-Stop.

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#3 posted 04-15-2012 01:51 AM

it’s a dental saw, he’s just taking the long route.

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#4 posted 04-15-2012 02:05 AM

Rick Dennington,
I think you’re right. I think it is a bone saw. I googled the images of older bone saws and sure enough many of them had the unique shape that is in the picture. Also, I note that many of them had the hole (for finger wrap?) just forward of the grip.

bent, is that dental or dentil ?


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