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by PATCsawyer
August 17th, 2019, 3:37 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 52

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

That's a big one-man. I can't help you with the lineage beyond what you've already discovered.
by PATCsawyer
August 15th, 2019, 3:52 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Help with this Disston one-man
RepliesCOLON 5
ViewsCOLON 52

Re: Help with this Disston one-man

Kind of a tight zoom, what does the rest of the saw look like? Take your pics outside in natural light.
by PATCsawyer
August 8th, 2019, 4:53 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Hammers - swaging and setting
RepliesCOLON 12
ViewsCOLON 7410

Re: Hammers - swaging and setting

I'm fond of the Atkins #4. Note the short handle. You won't be taking any big swings when setting/swaging teeth.

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by PATCsawyer
June 12th, 2019, 4:42 am
ForumCOLON Simonds Saws
TopicCOLON Simonds No. 113?
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 228

Re: Simonds No. 113?

Are you sure it's not a "B"? I have an Ohlen-Bishop one man saw with a B stamped on the heel. I've not noticed a similar stamp on my big saws, but O/B copied the number scheme of Simonds and the saws look identical:

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by PATCsawyer
April 22nd, 2019, 5:42 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Handles
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 243

Re: Atkins Handles

Atkins appears to have used the same paint on their other tools. NOS hand anvil:

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by PATCsawyer
December 19th, 2018, 7:10 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Saw ID
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 592

Re: Saw ID

The western folks like using pumice stones, but you're not likely to find those out east. I use either electrolysis or a sanding block with 100g or 220g sandpaper (depending on rust). There are plenty of electrolysis posts on this site that describe the process. When sanding, I lubricate the saw wit...
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 11:16 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 624

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

That's a nice length for eastern US and Canada. That, and 5.5' saws are the most requested lengths from people who approach me for saws. My six and seven-footers just collect dust.
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 8:39 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 624

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

How long is your shortened saw?
by PATCsawyer
December 18th, 2018, 7:21 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Simonds saw shortened on both ends?
RepliesCOLON 9
ViewsCOLON 624

Re: Simonds saw shortened on both ends?

The only functional difference would be using the very end of that saw to the saw to finish your cut. Most filers don't lower the tabs when filing eastern saws and eventually, the tabs are higher than the cutters. This causes the tabs to ride higher in the kerf when finishing the cut or single bucki...