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Forum topic by highwayman42 posted 10-05-2017 02:02 AM 719 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2017 02:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: fret saw coping saw question

Hello everyone, I’ve been getting really into older woodworking hand tools but I am
learning as I go. I got a Dixon 8” fret saw in the mail today from my favorite online auction.
I might have paid extra for the rust but I am kidding because it is pretty solid. Very light rust and it will
clean up in no time. I was wondering if anyone
Knows much about Dixon fret saws made in Germany? Any info would be greatly appreciated!

-- Lauren, Massachusetts

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#1 posted 10-07-2017 03:52 AM

I’m not sure without seeing your saw, but, most Dixon fret saws were marketed toward jewelers and metal artists. William Dixon inc. of New Jersey sourced them in Germany, and had their name placed on the saws…this was common at that time. It was less expensive for a tool supply house to do this, than to invest in the tooling for in-house manufacture. For example; planes manufactured by Millers Falls for Craftsman, and Stanley for Keen Kutter and several other companies.

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