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Forum topic by 489tad posted 10-30-2013 03:21 AM 929 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-30-2013 03:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: saw blade hook

This was hanging in a store. A western style, the handle was broken and the badge was missing. I’m just wondering why the first few teeth are longer than the rest. I’ve seen pictures of the tab on the saw blades but never this. To me it looks like you could hook the next piece to cut and pull it over. Thanks in advance.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#1 posted 10-30-2013 04:50 AM

Looks like a lot of do it yourself sharpening

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 10-30-2013 01:20 PM

What Topa said. It just looks like a less than careful sharpening job over time. Half of the other teeth are misaligned too. The other teeth got shorter and those front ones didn’t. You see old saws once in a while that have all sorts of odd shaped tooth lines. Must have kept cutting well enough for someone to keep sharpening them, but definitely not well taken care of.

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