Featured Dating 2 man cross cut saw

Discussion in 'Tools' started by SeaGoat, May 14, 2016.

  1. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

    How do you date cross cut saws?

    Bought this today for the SOs birthday in a couple weeks, just wondering about a time frame.

    I didn't see any kind of manufacturing marks 20160514_180128.jpg 20160514_180054.jpg
     
  2. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    I have no idea about your saw, but I just want to say that I am happy to know somebody else whose SO (in my case, my ol' man) would like an old saw for his birthday!
     
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  3. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    "I saw a dog. What? In half?" - BC
     
  4. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Take my ol' man...
    Please!

    -Some Old Comedian
     
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  5. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Henny Youngman
     
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  6. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I think these were made for so long it would be hard without something stamped into it for some direction. Even then...unless it was a part #, it would be difficult. I've seen many and had a few.
     
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  7. SeaGoat

    SeaGoat Well-Known Member

    Haha, idk if he actually wants one.
    His family owns a logging company and itd look good hanging in my house.
    Seemed like a win-win :D
     
  8. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I mounted one, tooth edge up, over my shop door which was a very old building in itself. :)
    Centered above that was a thin sawmill blade about 24" in diameter.
     
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  9. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    the type of teeth could narrow the search..
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  11. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Open wide....
     
  12. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Komokwa, thank you so much for posting that chart of saw-tooth patterns.

    I have a couple of dumb questions . . . hoping for answers. ;)

    Are the patterns based on the best job each pattern would do on:

    Live or dead trees? Trees with sap running (specific time of year)? Age of tree? Girth of tree? Hardwood/softwood?

    Or on already (halfway) cut/seasoned wood?
     
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  13. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I believe all are factors.
     
  14. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Thanks, KingofThings. ;)
     
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  15. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    :)
    Let's see what Komo says.
    Just my opinion on that idea.
     
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  16. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    I'm thinking age and place where a certain tooth came into use..
     
  17. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    Seagoat, I thought you were dating two men! lol :)
     
  18. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    crosscut sawtooth reference
    gives more background :)
    • Plain Tooth Pattern – Cutter teeth only. Best for cutting dry, very hard or brittle small-diameter wood. Also known as a peg tooth pattern.
    • M Tooth Pattern – Competition saw. Very aggressive cutting as teeth cut and rake. Depends on arm strength. Fatiguing. Best for cutting dry, medium-to-hard woods.
    • Great American Tooth Pattern – Competition saw. Very aggressive cutting as teeth cut and rake. Depends on arm strength. Fatiguing. Best for cutting dry, medium-to-hard woods.
    • Champion Tooth Pattern – Large cutter teeth and unset raker. Best for heavy sawing in extra hard, dry, or frozen wood. Also known as a tuttle tooth pattern.
    • Lance Tooth Pattern – Best for cutting soft green timber (fir, spruce, and redwood).
    • Perforated–Lance Tooth Pattern – Bridge strengthened cutter teeth. Best for all but hard and frozen wood.
     
  19. yourturntoloveit

    yourturntoloveit Well-Known Member

    Scoutshouse, thank you so much for both the link and the information on the six patterns you shared.

    I had all the questions . . . but you had all the answers!!! ;) :happy:

    EDIT: I've started reading through the link. The history of cross-cut saws is quite interesting. I can hardly believe there wasn't "widespread" utilization earlier than the 1400s.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2016
  20. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    All I did was search google images for "perforated lance tooth saw" from Komo's image, and looked for the one with the most text! :)
     
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