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Old 12-09-2013, 12:04 AM   #11
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I would say this is a saw set.
Perhaps never patented, but much like these.

http://members.acmenet.net/~con12a/saw%20set%20website/plier4.htm




Back in the day, saws were set and resharpened. Can you believe that?



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Yep- used to adjust the "set" or bend of a saw tooth out from the centerline. Teeth will alternate, left right left right. Used to watch Granddad- when he had finished sharpening and setting a handsaw, he could turn it teeth up, tilt it at a 45 degree angle, lay a sewing needle in the groove of the teeth, and it would slide from one end of the saw to the other.



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I would say this is a saw set.
Perhaps never patented, but much like these.

http://members.acmenet.net/~con12a/saw%20set%20website/plier4.htm

Back in the day, saws were set and resharpened. Can you believe that?
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bingo!............

my dad sharpened all his tools himself. shows you all what kind of dad i use to have. i miss him.

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My collection of powerless tools include many saws, saw sets and a wonderful saw vise for sharpening. Decent files are always a problem, I have a few dedicated saw files, handy for riding a gullet with the smooth side.

I have never seen a set quite like this one until I began a little research on Bobski's pic.

I thought the method of obtaining the compound leverage on the set/anvil was quite interesting.

I would expect something a bit more refined for the adjustment screw, but I am sure it worked just find.

This one would require some wrist-twist to get the tooth set, where most of the ones I use have handle leverage creating the set.

Nice tool. Love the mid 1800' to late 1800 tools.

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hard to believe the age and it still works.

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any brand name hand saws to look for. my dad has about 50 laying around.



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