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    Posted 8 years ago

    jemc6010
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    The top bar is wood & metal & slides up & down for depth it has a tention spring that runs through the wheels any other questions please call Jim McMann at (231)301-9517 Thanks

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    1. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      I took this saw to the antique roadshow in 2006 and I stumped them all. I,ve been trying for 12 years to find anything like it
    2. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      I took it to an amish community and they said they thought it was used to notch logs for log cabins because it has that depth bar that slides up and down.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I wonder if you could share the distance (picture #1) from the bottom of the top bar to the bottom of the teeth?
    4. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      The saw is 6 foot long
    5. toolate2 toolate2, 8 years ago
      Now that's crazy! Thanks for sharing it...
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I guess I didn't word my question right. Thanks for the reply.
    7. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      the distance between the bottom of the top bar to the bottom of the teeth is about 2 feet
    8. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      Looks like a variation of a Drag Saw http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/dragsaw/ds6.gif
      Goerge wrote a great story here: http://www.farmcollector.com/equipment/folding-saw-zm0z12junzbea.aspx#axzz2eE5NN4Sn

      His email is on the second page of the story, ask him, I think he will complete the puzzle for you.

      T A

    9. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      If the top bar is a depth stop, why does it open up, kind of defeats the purpose.
      In my opinion it looks nothing like a drag saw.
    10. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      your right I looked up a drag saw and it looks nothing like it
    11. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      Go thing no one asked you ;)

      Jeme6010: shoot George an email, he lives for these tools, he will explain it better than some that clearly are not mechanically inclined.

      T A
    12. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      T A, if that comment is directed at me it's rude & I think you should read my profile.
    13. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 8 years ago
      Ah, it's exactly the same only entirely different.
    14. AzTom AzTom, 8 years ago
      I'm off to work right now but I'm going to have to think about this one, that is just too cool.
      My first thought would be the saw blade should be flipped over so the teeth are pointed toward the tension bar. I looks like the tension can be adjusted by sliding the ring at the end of the spring.
      My other thoughts are this does not look all that old by the method of manufacture, maybe even 50's?
    15. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      your right about the spring the farther back you pull the ring the tighter the tention and the harder it is to open. the depth bar slides up and down the bar that its mounted to.I would like to see another one but in 12 years I've offered 100.00 to anyone who could find another one other than mine and nothing yet.
    16. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      I dont know who george is but if he sends his email i can find out what more he wants to know my email is jemc6010@yahoo.com Thanks
    17. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 8 years ago
      I believe if you can find an old lumberjack, he will answer your questions. The upper piece you refer to as a depth gauge is meant to maintain an angle in a straight line during a cut as I recall.
    18. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      I figured Blunderbuss would say it was a Whale Saw, used to cut up some steaks ;)

      T A
    19. walksoftly walksoftly, 8 years ago
      I think fhrjr2 is on the right track as to age & use.
    20. kerry10456 kerry10456, 8 years ago
      Just a thought, but possible that it was an Ice saw, used to cut blocks for the ice houses before refrigeration, again just a thought.
    21. jemc6010 jemc6010, 8 years ago
      I reserched the Ice saws at first all Ice saws are nothing like this.but thanks
    22. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      It's a Teles one man crosscut saw.

      http://www.spanglefish.com/ellimanenterprises/bloodsweatandsawdust.asp

      Take care,

      T A
    23. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 8 years ago
      http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/images/e/e4/Im1938CGA-Teles.jpg

      T A

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