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Forum topic by Vincent Paquette posted 432 days ago 596 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Vincent Paquette

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432 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: saw spear jackson antique

Hey guy, I just bought this saw on Kijiji for 80 dollars. Right now im trying to figure out if it was really worth 80 dollars. It measures 28” long with 3 tpi on the body and 5 tpi on the nose, first time ive seen a saw like this. Can anyone tell me more about this saw?

-- Vince, Rockland Ontario


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#1 posted 432 days ago

congrats on the saw

http://lumberjocks.com/Brit/blog/34467

I believe the info is in there somewhere as I recall the name of your saw.
I’d say you did well Vince.

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#2 posted 432 days ago

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#3 posted 432 days ago

Thanks waho, looks like ive got quite a bit of reading to do!

-- Vince, Rockland Ontario

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#4 posted 432 days ago

Nice vintage saw! Def one that would be nice in the collection. 80 is the top price in my opinion but either way good job!

-- Rob, Dallas TX

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#5 posted 432 days ago

As you can see the saw was previously restored (although by the looks of it a long time ago) but still needs a little love. I’ve read alot of forums on saw restoration but none of them really go in depth about removing the brass screws or how to put them back in again, would someone be able to point me in the right direction. Also whoever previously restored this saw did a sloppy job on putting the brass screws back in.

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-- Vince, Rockland Ontario

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#6 posted 432 days ago

I’m far from an expert on rehabbing old saws, but I remember a guy telling me that you need to label the screws and make sure they go back in the same spot. You need a “split nut” screwdriver. You can buy them at Tools For Working Wood, Lie Nielsen, etc. A lot of guys make their own by grinding down a spade bit.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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