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SOLD S508 Premium Quality SHARP! Vintage RICHARD GROVES & SONS 12” 12ppi XCUT Carcass brass back SAW backsaw

SOLD S508 Premium Quality SHARP! Vintage RICHARD GROVES & SONS 12” 12ppi XCUT Carcass brass back SAW backsaw

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Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S508

Up for sale is a Premium Quality & scarce RICHARD GROVES & SONS carcass saw, freshly hand sharpened & set. One of the iconic Sheffield saw makers, one of the spine stamps reads “Silver Steel, Elastic Spring Temper, Warranted.”

A 12" / 300mm plate, this saw has been hand sharpened to 15° of rake & 25° of fleam & is a faster cutting 12PPI crosscut profile.
A heavy folded brass back & an ornate hand finished triple medallion handle, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture from the early 20th century, 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, please note 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.
Please note any blue colour you can see on the tooth line is engineers set out fluid- our saw Dr (Jim the saw man) uses it to keep track of where he's filed- if you've ever sharpened a saw that will make sense to you.

Weight: 600g

Length: 45cm

This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear & tear consistent with age & use, freshly hand sharpened & set, looks like a previous owners name has been removed from the rear cheek rather crudely, scattered light pitting to the plate.
It's a lovely saw, ready to go to work in the discerning workshop.
Please check the photos as they are part of the description.

Tools are TAX DEDUCTIBLE for work purposes & a GST- inclusive  .pdf TAX RECEIPT of YOUR PURCHASE is sent automatically with your ORDER CONFIRMATION E-MAIL.