Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY tenon saw S100 EB#208:
Up for sale is a stunning & scarce Premium Quality SIMONDS No:95 23" Crosscut MITRE SAW.
This saw is a 23" / 590mm long plate & a fine crosscut profile of 11PPI, 100mm deep all the way through, a handy depth for a Mitre saw, it's freshly hand sharpened, with 15° rake & 25° of fleam.
SIMONDS were making saws in the USA from 1901 until 1926, judging by the die stamps on the spine & the etch & the style of medallion, this mitre saw most likely dates to around 1910, this is a lovely example & has done little work in its life.
A blued spine & 23" plate, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture 1850-1940s, when their skill was at it's zenith & the materials were high quality & makers took pride in their work & stood by their tools as a quality product, carpenters weren't using hand held circular saws yet, so they needed saws that worked well & held an edge.
This saw is for the woodworker that is happy to work unplugged, you'll know what I mean when you read this, it's like fast food vs slow food, it's getting back to the heart of woodworking & using your hands, not flicking a switch.
It cuts well, all sharpened saws are fully guaranteed, if it fails your expectations of a sharp saw, send it back in the condition that I sent it to you for your money back- simple. Any blue colour you can see on the toothline is engineers blue set out fluid that my saw dr uses to keep track of where he's filed- if you've ever sharpened a saw before this will make sense to you, it rubs of easy with meths or orange oil or use.
Overall length - 75cm
Weight - 1.5kg
This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear and tear consistent with age and use, a near full etch, the handle on this is in good shape with only a few age related checks, the spine retains some of its original bluing, it's a lovely mitre saw by one of the better American makers, ready to go to work cutting timber in the discerning workshop.
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