Vintage Saws Library
the winter of 1997, I became an associate editor of the Fine Tool
Fine Tool Journal is the only publication that is solely dedicated
to the collection, study and use of hand tools. In the past several
years, I have written a number of articles about saws, and present
them here as a resource.* As I compose new articles, I'll post
them here a few months after they go to print. If you don't want
to wait, I encourage you to subscribe to the Fine Tool Journal
today. In addition, I'll post other interesting saw related information
here as I find or compose it. Since these articles are entire
pages of scanned text, they will load slowly. Hopefully, you will
find them worth the wait. Enjoy!
Saw?" Winter Issue, 1997. Discusses what to look for
when selecting a vintage saw--a good introduction to the world
of hand saws.
of Setting Saws" Spring Issue, 1997. Discusses what set
is, the tools to use, and how to apply it.
"What's in a
Name?, Part I" Fall Issue, 1997. Defines the various
types of hand and back saws and along with their recommended uses.
in a Name?, Part II" Winter Issue, 1998. Defines the
roles and uses of saws that are used to cut curves.
The Good, The Better, the Best" Summer Issue, 1998. Discusses
the various grades of quality in the present in the Disston Hand
and Sons Redesign the Handsaw" Spring Issue, 1999. Discusses
the dramatic changes to the Disston Hand Saw line in the late
"The Monarch Corliss
Steam Engine" May 1999. Nothing at all to do with hand
saws. Read about this marvel of technology from the 19th Century,
sitting in a radiator repair shop lot near Smithville, TX.
to Clean a Saw" December 2002. Learn how to clean and
restore and old saw to usable condition. You asked for it, here
it is...only at Vintage Saws.
"Saw Filing--A Beginner's
Primer" February 2000. Available only here at Vintage
Saws! A complete analysis on the tools and techniques needed to
file most any saw in your shop.
Saws" Fall Issue, 2001. Explores Disston's second quality
line of hand saws. A quick read with a lot of information.
The original directions included with the Stanley 42X Saw Set
can be found here.
New! "How to Make a Box to Ship Your Saw
" If you can't find a box to ship your saw to me for filing, follow these detailed instructions to make a first class 5 tab box.