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Forum topic by Thuzmund posted 02-15-2019 06:11 AM 313 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thuzmund

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02-15-2019 06:11 AM

Hello everyone, I ran across an old hand saw, it has a screw medallion saying “Simonds” with a patent date. It is too rusty to tell any other marking.

What’s different about this one is it has a blade that goes to a point, almost like a compass saw or drywall saw, but much bigger than those. I could not find a similar style in an old online catalog. Does anyone know what this might be used for?

The other details I can tell are a skew back and teeth are filed to crosscut.

-- Here to learn


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Johnny7

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#1 posted 02-15-2019 06:21 AM

Your saw has simply been filed to death.

It was not manufactured like that.

My guess is that your saw, if indeed a Simonds product, is a No 71

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Thuzmund

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#2 posted 02-15-2019 06:54 AM

That makes a lot of sense. The law of parsimony strikes again!

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#3 posted 02-15-2019 07:07 AM

You get points for the use of the word “parsimony”

A lot of these old tools were used ‘til there was nothing left, by a generation that went throught the Great Depression and knew true hardship.

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Thuzmund

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#4 posted 02-16-2019 10:11 PM

But they learned skills needed to get the most from what they had, like sharpening that saw countless times.. I guess I have a good practice saw to learn the same skill with

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#5 posted 02-17-2019 01:00 AM



You get points for the use of the word “parsimony”

A lot of these old tools were used til there was nothing left, by a generation that went throught the Great Depression and knew true hardship.

- Johnny7

I didn’t know what the Word “parsimony” meant, so I looked it up. For anyone else’s Benefit it means “Extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily” & “Extreme Stinginess”.

Class Dismissed!...LOL…

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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