Our HERITAGE SAWS are hand SHAPED & fashioned, MADE BY MEN & not just machines in NORTHCOTE, Melbourne in the VINTAGE TOOL SHOP.
Please check out our INSTAGRAM (@heritage_saws) & FACEBOOK pages to see the different models or come down to VINTAGE TOOL SHOP to handle our sample models to get a feel of what feels right for your hand.
MIKE SUBRITZKY & JIM ANDERSON are serious about SAWS & are PROUD to offer saws that are on par with the saw makers of yesteryear, these saws are made in the TRADITIONAL WAY - pre industrial revolution style.
They were unhappy with the hand saw offerings at most retailers, so they decided to make their own. Every saw that comes out of HERITAGE SAWS workshop is UNIQUE, they TAKE TIME to make, but sometimes things are worth waiting for. Our saws have currently a waiting list of 4 months for saw customers.
It's about getting back to the fundamental heart of WOODWORKING, hand-eye coordination, being totally IN THE MOMENT & at one with the tool.
If you like UNPLUGGED WOODWORKING, you'll enjoy using our saws!
Our PREMIUM SAW MODELS each have different handle shapes & lengths - the CARLTON is 10" $470, the PRESTON is 12" $470, the BRUNSWICK is 12" $470, the FITZROY is 12" $470 - these can be carcass or dovetail saws, & our RICHMOND tenon saw is 15"-18" $650. LEFT HANDED stamped saws can be made if you're a leftie at no extra cost, please specify at your time of order.
Our HERITAGE SAWS hand made fancy timber HANDLES on our PREMIUM MODELS are HAND SHAPED with rasps & files, the timbers available for our premium model handles include Gidgee, Nelia, Beefwood, Belah, Cooba, Red Mallee Burl, Tasmanian Blackwood, Masur Birch, Indian Rosewood, Wenge & New Zealand Rimu plus more.
Once the handles are cut our & shaped, we invite the client down to the workshop in VINTAGE TOOL SHOP, 549 Hight st, NORTHCOTE, MELBOURNE to test the fit of the handle prior to finishing. We then ease it as required whilst they are in the workshop, it ensures that each clients saw fits their hand perfectly. Toothing in RIP or CROSSCUT is available at your points per inch requirements.
We also have an entry level YARRA SAW 12" $270 with an American Walnut handle available in 11ppi, 12ppi, 13ppi & 14ppi only, rip & cross cut filing available.
The HERITAGE SAWS hand STAMPED BRASS BACKS are FOLDED in the TRADITIONAL MANNER. The FOLDED BACK ensures that the backs grip the blades positively & hold them tensioned. Some contemporary makers slot brass bar & then either epoxy or crimp the blades in place. If the end user bends the blade slightly, those saws have to go back to the manufacturer for replacement. With HERITAGE SAWS however, generally a tap on each end of the spine with the toe of the saw resting on a piece of pine, will cause the plate to pull the bend out in most cases.
We use brand new AUSTRALIAN MADE BRASS SAW BOLTS on our saws.
The SAW PLATES are CUT BY HAND & teeth precision HAND FILED. Our DOVETAIL SAW BLADES have American 1075 spring steel plates 0.5mm thick & the brass backs are 3mm thick cartridge brass & our LARGER TENON SAWS are 0.8mm thick 1085 American spring steel.
TOOTHING - RIP or CROSSCUT is a per the clients needs, we are happy to offer guidance if required.
A lot of WOODWORKERS find that Japanese saws are great in softwoods, but struggle in HARDER TIMBERS - teeth can snap off easily due to the fragile needle like teeth & most are induction hardened, so brittle as well. Our HERITAGE SAWS don't have that issue due to our steel being more ductile plus more robust tooth geometry - HERITAGE SAWS will cut a 0.6mm kerf, accurately - these saws will split a pencil line!
HERITAGE SAWS are exclusively sold through VINTAGE TOOL SHOP (Mike’s tool shop), please contact us if you wish to discuss your saw requirements.
CONTACT: phone- 0401 091 970