Posted 3 years ago
I found this huge iron saw in the woods on my property back in the 1990s. It had small trees growing thru and all around it. I suspect it may have been dumped there years ago but, whatever, I really like the thing so got my grandson to haul it to the yard with the tractor....it has become part of a small garden of interesting old “junk” that I call “yard art”.
That’s a yellow yard stick in the picture for scale.
From the blade guard to the huge nut that would have held the blade, it measures 13”.
I cannot tell if the blade guard is supposed to be at that angle or if it got bent somehow.
I can tell that it likely had a belt running to the mechanism on the end which would have turned the shaft and the blade.
The chain must have operated the bars underneath the saw.....maybe to accommodate various diameters of logs....just conjecture on my part.
The only markings are the ones shown.....looks like a large 1 followed by smaller numbers 15. I don’t know what the numbers indicate.
I’m curious about how such a saw would be used and how old it is.
Thanks for looking it over! Comments welcomed!