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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
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    I have researched this and have come up with nothing. According to my calculations it is not new. Apparently at some point someone thought a cast iron handle would be better than wood. But it seems that did not catch on.
    Perhaps it has something to do with the unusual saw tooth pattern. The saw teeth are much larger than those of a saw for cutting 2x4s. Looks like it was for cutting small logs and branches.
    The saw blade is about 30" long which is on the long side for a one handed saw. I'll go with the power tools myself.

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    Comments

    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      Wow!! That would have made for a heavy saw. I can see why it didn't really catch on.
    2. Brunswick Brunswick, 2 years ago
      Heavy indeed! Tho..Great handle, ice not seen a iron one! Great Posting!!
      T.
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      That is a skew back rip saw if you want to research it.
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      In thinking about this, I believe it may well have been made in Canada. There was a company up there 100 or so years ago that made saws for the lumber industry. This saw would have been used for cutting green lumber and timbers. I can't remember the entire company name but the first name was Shurly then a name that began with a "D" then Atkin or Atkins or similar. They used metal handles to add weight to the saw so it would cut faster. Rip saws only cut on the push stroke where cross cut saws cut on both push and pull stroke.
    5. UncleRon UncleRon, 2 years ago
      Around here we always called these "ice saws" - used for cutting large blocks into smaller blocks (as opposed to the larger T-handled harvesting saws). Because they got wet a wooden handle would not last.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      UncleRon the teeth on this are wrong for an ice saw. It is definitely a skew back rip saw. Look at the TPI and you will rethink it being an ice saw.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. It appears it has a use.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      And thank you very much Thomas.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much fhrjr2. Looks like we have a winner here.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much UncleRon. It does resemble an ice saw.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      PhilDMorris
      Newfld
      mikelv85
      buckethead
      jscott0363
      Brunswick
      nutsabotas6
      Caperkid
      fhrjr2
      Manikan
      Irishcollector
      iggy


    12. racer4four racer4four, 2 years ago
      I can understand the weight helping cut on a rip saw, but it would get tiring and I imagine not much flex and so no shock insulation. Cool old thing.
    13. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      AnnaB
    14. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.
    15. Horseradishman1 Horseradishman1, 2 years ago
      I didn't think it looked like a green wood saw but I am no lumber jack. Started looking at meat saws- no luck. Looked at ice saws. Couldn't find those teeth but look at this ones handle. https://goo.gl/images/B2Lhq3
      Good discussion. Gonna check out a skew back ripsaw!
    16. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      Horseradishman1 Skew back is the blade design and ripsaw refers to the tpi and tooth set if that helps.
    17. Horseradishman1 Horseradishman1, 2 years ago
      Yes, very helpful as always fhrjr2! Was just reading about that in a Diston handbook online. Good reading and thanks for the lesson

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