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One man saw

Postby mstibs » Fri Mar 01, 2013 9:44 pm

Made myself a little present today: one man saw, 70 cm, german production, 25 Euros. Teeths are set well, they just need a bit of sharpening.
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Re: One man saw

Postby Brian Williamson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:06 am

That looks to be in excellent condition - is there someone in germany making them new? Or is it just well looked-after second-hand?

The four-tooth crown pattern is, I think, an unusual tooth configuration.

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Re: One man saw

Postby chipsrod » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:21 am

see if you can finde a round handel for your free hand. they were made for that at one time. makes the job much easer.
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Re: One man saw

Postby Brian Williamson » Sat Mar 02, 2013 8:37 am

Good point chipsrod. I note that this saw doesn't come with holes to take a 'helper' handle (maybe at 70cm it's too short for one of these to be really useful?), but I don't think that it's too difficult to make them, even in a spring steel saw blade.

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Re: One man saw

Postby mstibs » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:26 pm

Brian, the saw is new. There is one german maker of new saws who I know of by name: Wilhelm Putsch (http://wilpu.de/en/startseite/). But their saws are quite high priced. This one is german production the seller claims (http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320637490819&clk_rvr_id=455046536120&item=320637490819&lgeo=1&vectorid=229487) and one third the price of a Wilpu saw. Going to try it now.
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Re: One man saw

Postby mstibs » Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:27 pm

Brian, the saw is new. There is one german maker of new saws who I know of by name: Wilhelm Putsch (http://wilpu.de/en/startseite/). But their saws are quite high priced. This one is german production the seller claims (http://www.ebay.de/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320637490819&clk_rvr_id=455046536120&item=320637490819&lgeo=1&vectorid=229487) and one third the price of a Wilpu saw. Going to try it now.
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