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Forum topic by Klickitat posted 04-19-2013 03:43 AM 1094 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-19-2013 03:43 AM

This is listed on a local page and is the only picture. I am waiting to hear back from the guy listing it. Does anyone recognize it and is $35 a good price to pay?

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 03:53 AM

Where is the cord?

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 06:30 PM

Looks a bit like a Goodall Pratt.

The saw itself is probably worth that much.

-- Andrew

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 06:35 PM

You’ll probably have to sharpen the saw to get good
results using it.

Whether such a jig is worth $35 is largely a matter of
if you prefer to work with such tools.

In terms of hand miter boxes I prefer this style:,42884,43836

Jorgensen and other brands make them at lower
price points.

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#4 posted 04-19-2013 06:40 PM

If all the parts are there so it works, I would pay $35 for it in a heartbeat.

You’ll obviously have to sharpen the saw, unless the previous owner had, but that’s not too bad.

I have one of the Jorgensen brand miter boxes that Loren mentions. I hate it, for what it’s worth.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 04-19-2013 06:42 PM

If this is a Goodall Pratt, then some of the parts are missing – there are stops on either end (that are frequently found missing). Any yes – you will certainly need to sharpen that saw for it to work well.


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#6 posted 04-21-2013 02:21 AM

I finally got some better pictures and information. Apparently the whole thing had been sitting outside on the coast and is rusted pretty good. I got a close up of the teeth and they are rusted so bad that the teeth are thin and many are missing.

I went ahead and passed on the deal. Sharpening and setting is one thing, but I do not want to have to take the teeth off down to good metal and then cut new teeth. I much rather pay for a better saw.

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