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Chris P

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02-25-2013 05:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: saw dovetail tool identification backsaw vintage restore

I recently ran across this CraigsList add that had some old tools for sale. What caught my eye was the saw in the picture below.

What do you guys think any ideas on what it is or if its worth restoring? I did some google searching and think it may be a 8” Tyzack dovetail saw pictured here.

This guy is kind of out of the way for me as far as location goes but if it’s a decent saw I may just take a little trip. is there anything else maybe worth restoring? I was thinking maybe the wooden plane might be fun to do a restore on since I’ve never used or owned a wooden plane before. What do you guys think? Thanks!

-- Chris, Long Island

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 06:34 PM

how much for all?

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#2 posted 02-25-2013 06:39 PM

He’s asking $100

-- Chris, Long Island

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#3 posted 02-25-2013 06:58 PM

I don’t know how valuable that saw is as a collectible. It might be worth that as an antique. But as a user I think that price is way out of line. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have to clean it up and sharpen the thing. Personally, I hate sharpening saws. I mostly use a Sharksaw and replace it when it gets dull.

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#4 posted 02-25-2013 07:07 PM

Yeah I was going to offer him like $20 at the most for the saw depending what condition the blade was in, the other stuff didn’t really interest me at all. I don’t mind doing a restore and sharpening the thing because I wasn’t going to restore it as a user. My concern is that the guy is located like an hour and a half away from me, I am going to be like a half hour from him this weekend but that’s an hour out of my way round trip, so may not be worth it at all if its just junk. And $100 bucks for all of those is way high I agree.

-- Chris, Long Island

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#5 posted 02-25-2013 07:10 PM

I believe that I would pass it by. Your time, gas and mileage is worth something. Of course if restoring old tools gives you pleasure then it might be different.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 02-26-2013 12:15 AM

I bought the same saw with a steel back for $10 at an antique shop last year,and it cleaned up beautifully. That being said, I would pass on it for $100 and get a 14 tpi Veritas and a nice steak dinner.

-- Matt

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#7 posted 02-26-2013 12:57 AM

I wonder what that box is behind the egg-beater drill?

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#8 posted 02-26-2013 03:32 AM

If he threw in the fishing reels I would bite…

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