Thursday, July 25, 2013

Pennsylvania saw

We bought an 8-point number 226A hand saw from Davis Hardware (downtown on Congress with the giant clawhammer sign) for $8.99 more than 35 years ago. It still does everything it's supposed to do, taking down a lot of pecan and oak limbs to manageable size for the large-brush collection next week.The World Wide Web reports that the manufacturer made saws from 1938 to 1979 in York, Pennsylvania, and was bought out by Stanley. The current eBay asking price for a used saw exactly like this begins at $12 these days. It would be great to have a decent sawbuck. Just as carpenters always  made their own sawhorses, sawbucks were also always handmade within living memory.


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