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by Jim_Thode
December 2nd, 2018, 6:50 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 6' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 4
ViewsCOLON 1411

Re: 6' lance and raker bucking saw

Sandersdwa, NICE vise! 3 layers of 3/4" plywood per side? How clever for those of us that don't have access to anything but 1-1/2" lumber. Highway Bob Looks like a microllam ( https://www.weyerhaeuser.com/woodproducts/engineered-lumber/microllam-lvl/ ) and at least in the US, they should be availab...
by Jim_Thode
November 29th, 2018, 7:10 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON saw lengths not 'even'
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 914

Re: saw lengths not 'even'

I have seen that the length of saws and the number of starter teeth vary a little with the same nominal length and brand/model. Also the number of starter will vary even more with different lengths of saw (like 5', 6' and 7') of the same brand and model. The spacing of the teeth in the body of the s...
by Jim_Thode
November 28th, 2018, 10:44 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON 5' lance and raker bucking saw
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 842

Re: 5' lance and raker bucking saw

Looks like I can see a notch on the back of the 5' saw near the end. That and the closer spacing of the teeth would indicate that it is a Simonds #520. They are very nice saws and around here the most popular 5' saw in the day.

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by Jim_Thode
November 1st, 2018, 10:33 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Strange face on a saw hammer.
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1787

Re: Strange face on a saw hammer.

This is what John Starling wrote about the funny faced hammer: The hammer on the far right, I found after a lengthy discussion with other saw filers, This hammer is called a hatchet head. It was used in tensioning Black saws and Sash gangs. Black saws are saw plate that have just been forged and the...
by Jim_Thode
October 13th, 2018, 6:25 am
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Disston 400
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 925

Re: Disston 400

I wonder is the Columbia name is an independent store brand. Many hardware stores rebranded common saws with their in house brand.

This is from the 1932 catalog:
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by Jim_Thode
October 8th, 2018, 7:00 pm
ForumCOLON Saw ID
TopicCOLON Simonds No 530
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1188

Simonds No 530

Simonds Webfoot No. 530 I'm guessing that this $15 saw is a Simonds No 530. The tooth pattern is nearly identical to the catalog with the same notch as the very common Simonds 520 saws. It is crescent ground and the gauge thickness is as indicated in the catalog (0.090" thick teeth and 0.065" back s...
by Jim_Thode
June 4th, 2018, 9:48 pm
ForumCOLON Other General Discussion
TopicCOLON Dial Gauge
RepliesCOLON 2
ViewsCOLON 1299

Re: Dial Gauge

Sumnergeo, You can find then from several manufactures and sources. If you do a Google search for Saw Setting Dial Gauge or Side Dial Gauge you should find several sources. They work ok on some saw but not all saws. Saws with long narrow teeth or the small end of smaller saws are a problem because o...
by Jim_Thode
May 30th, 2018, 6:10 pm
ForumCOLON Classified, For Sale, Wanted
TopicCOLON WTB Simonds / Anderson Raker gauge W/pin gauge
RepliesCOLON 7
ViewsCOLON 3393

Re: WTB Simonds / Anderson Raker gauge W/pin gauge

They come up from time to time on Ebay.
by Jim_Thode
May 29th, 2018, 8:50 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Monster M tooth.
RepliesCOLON 19
ViewsCOLON 13674

Re: Monster M tooth.

....Question: Does Starling Saw's right-angle filing mean a twisted file does matters less? I'd say it is equally important to have a flat file. In either case if the filed surface is not parallel to the body of the saw, it will cause problems. If a filer checks to see if the file is flat it should...
by Jim_Thode
April 8th, 2018, 8:58 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON Saw Heat Treating
RepliesCOLON 8
ViewsCOLON 3875

Re: Saw Heat Treating

A most excellent post Jim! You have put a lot of time and effort into your project and will be appreciated by all that can use your information. This addition to your post, adds to yours as supplemental information........ John, Good test! Your portable hardness tester is most likely more accurate ...