Dating spear jackson saws
It has indeed been a good saw and I see them all the time on e Bay.In fact I just bought another for £3.99 Buy it Now plus £3.00 shipping alongside a number 4 for £5 plus £3.80 shipping.The cracks begin at the points of the gullets, as you'd expect under those circumstances. Cheers, Paul Ray G's summary of S&J backsaws over time: Comparative Dating by Style - Saw Discussion Forums (I've seen similar damage, even on less brittle saws. The above saws are the best that can possibly be be made, regardless of price. They work perfectly well, though, & I suggest they are intended to be at least as soft as, or a bit softer than the saw steel so that they don't squash and mar the teeth excessively during setting. an adventurous biography of an adventurous Henry Tyzack! After denigrating Oz saws on ebay :rolleyes: I received these four a couple weeks back now.
You can buy these on e Bay for around £25 (sometimes less) and at first glance you may discard the option to buy.
Taking stock of the overall qualities of these dead ugly looking saws may well lead to a fine saw that will serve you for a lifetime.
I own one of these saws from my apprenticeship days and bought it new in 1967. Now mine, in storage in the USA, is 1 1/2″ narrower than these I have fixed up because I have used it every day throughout my working life and I have sharpened every other week throughout that time.
Cheers, For the record, I have never seen or used a setter like this, Paul, but I certainly wouldn't use a bit of file in that application - it would be only fractionally better than using a piece of glass! :rolleyes: And for what it's worth, the plungers & the anvils on the 4 or 5 saw-sets I've used (nearly all Eclipse 77s or their clones) are relatively soft - you can easily file them. v=-_qf9QGHf Bg) Toby Thanks Toby - top stuff as usual. but not when such things were making an impression on me (slight pun) ... I was looking at this in particular: set website/bemaco1and : Collecting Saw Sets ( Saw Sets/Collecting saw sets.htm) The foot-pedal is an interesting idea.
They work perfectly well, though, & I suggest they are intended to be at least as soft as, or a bit softer than the saw steel so that they don't squash and mar the teeth excessively during setting.