handle for antique, 1 man cross cut saw

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Blog entry by wolf53 posted 12-26-2008 09:16 PM 2107 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My husband and I recently purchased an antique 48” 1 man cross cut saw. We need to find a handle for this saw. Does anyone know where we can find this item? New or in good used condition? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you! wolf 53.

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 10:01 PM

I don’t have an extra handle, but I could take a pix of mine if you would like to make one.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 10:09 PM

Makeing a new handle should be fairly simple and probably easier than trying to find a new one. A problem with trying to find a new handle is the bolt holes may not line up. It would help if you posted your location. I have two of the handsaws also.

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 10:14 PM

In 1966, while trout fishing near Lake Superior, I found (tripped over) a long two man saw blade. I finally found two handles in an antique store in Manistique.

A shiney new handle is just not going to look right on your blade. Many antique shops in traditional North woods logging areas have web sites or are listed in Chambers of Commerce. Handles are not that rare. I’m sure that you can find one.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#4 posted 12-27-2008 01:48 AM

I have a cross cut saw that is missing one handle. Every antique store in Mid-Missouri has been searched and cannot find a replacement. If you find a source let me know.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#5 posted 12-28-2008 12:37 AM

Ben Meadows has handles for these saws, though they would be “new made” and not have the appearance of the old-time handles. They would also not be as sturdy, but I doubt if you’ll be cutting much wood with your saw, as all the old crosscuts I’ve seen are dull or improperly filed. I always have to file any crosscut saw I get, as the modern ones are nearly as dull or poorly set as the old ones.

-- Dan

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