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    I have several old crosscut saw handles with bad wood and I have a lathe and lot of dried bird'seye maple. Someday I will turn some decorative handles. One of those someday projects.

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    Looks like a pretty decent 48" champion pattern. It would be nice to find a bigger beefier 'D' handle for it. And I'd cut the welds on that auxiliary handle and buy or make a removable auxiliary handle. Placing a handle a few inches past your 'D' handle will give you better control and more power. Plus you can always move it out to the end if you have a second sawyer helping.

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    Earlier in this thread I see a saw horse that G-pig made. Now find a junk crosscut and cut it into short pieces and screw them inside the V that the log is lying in. Place them so the teeth stick up just a little past the wood V so the log is actually laying on the teeth. Do that on all the Vs. If you drop the log onto them so it sticks there will be no more log rolling when you are sawing whether you use a chain saw or crosscut. I made one as such and it works really well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Section10 View Post
    It's not too costly to get a patent
    I'm glad $5k+ isn't too costly to you!

    Good point on tracing the patent down, though.


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    I didn't think it was that high.

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    Yeah your remark inspired me to look up the average range. Looks like it varies depending on the complexity of the patent, but $5k is the low end and it can go over $15k!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    The underbuck clamps to the handle of your axe and supports your crosscut saw when you need to cut up from the bottom of a log.

    I got a chance to put that underbuck through it's paces today. It ROCKED! The axe I had with me was a 3-pound Oregon with a yellow plastic handle. I was a little concerned about using the plastic handle for this but it worked out great. The axe handle of course bends when you put a load in it but that actually worked out for the better. With a stiff handle you need to set the axe lower so you're making an upswing to set the axe. With the plastic handled axe I set the axe higher with a level swing. Then you bend the axe handle down when you put your saw on it and the handle applies a nice upward spring action on the saw. It was just a joy to use.

    I have a bunch of storm-fall to clear tomorrow and I'll be using this setup again. Hopefully I'll have something more to add to this thread.

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    Anyone get their hands on a Pro Tool Utility Saw? Looks interesting as a crosscut to go.

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    No, but I've used a Fanno lots of times. Works great.


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    Hmmm....better price on the Fanno and it looks virtually identical. Makes me think Pro Tool is buying them with unmarked blades and handles and just staining/rebranding them. Good the hear it works well though!


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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    ..... and it looks virtually identical.
    They sure do look the same. Ben Meadow sells them for $57.

    [Edit] Oops. That price was for the Bull Saw. It caught my eye. It may be viable alternative to the old crosscut saws. Anyone here used the Bull Saw?
    Last edited by Square_peg; 03-07-2012 at 07:15 PM.

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    hey fellows...
    well, i kinda screwed up today... i bid on this thing 'kinda just playing around'... well, i got the damn thing... never thought i would, didnt really want it...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...EOIBSA:US:3160

    its not really the tooth pattern i was looking for... it dosent have the original 'extra' handle... and it looks like it might need alot of work (which is fine i guess).

    anyway, do any of you fine folks know where i may be able to find an original 'helper handle' for the saw?

    any help/advice would be greatly appriciated... thanks!

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    It's a plain tooth. Nothing wrong with that. You did fine for price but the shipping may have been a little high. They're the easiest to resharpen. You can still order auxillary handles, but I did like this fellow did and made my own. It may not look as nice but it's every bit as functional.

    Used handles here.
    http://www.crosscutsaw.com/2.html

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    And BTW, if you move that auxiliary handle to the same end as the D handle you'll be glad you did. For one-man use it's best to have the 2nd handle for your off hand. This gives you more pull plus it allows you to bear down on the saw a little better. I've found this be a big help on my 36" saw which lacks blade weight. My heavier 48" has enough weight that you really don't need to bear down on it - just move it back and forth. Your 42" falls right between my saws. I'll be interested to hear how you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Square_peg View Post
    It's a plain tooth. Nothing wrong with that. You did fine for price but the shipping may have been a little high. They're the easiest to resharpen. You can still order auxillary handles, but I did like this fellow did and made my own. It may not look as nice but it's every bit as functional.

    Used handles here.
    http://www.crosscutsaw.com/2.html
    i asked him to reduce shipping... havent heard from him about that yet... i thought it was a little high myself... well see!

    thanks for the link BTW...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FortyTwoBlades View Post
    I hate that. I hate that so much. Every time I'm in one of those place I'm always tempted to "liberate" half of the items they have up on the walls.
    I feel the exact same way. Next time I go to one, I just might find that one "slipped" down my pants.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearhunter View Post
    anyway, do any of you fine folks know where i may be able to find an original 'helper handle' for the saw?

    any help/advice would be greatly appriciated... thanks!
    Well, maybe. If you mean by original made by Disston they are out there. You are looking for a supplementary handle for a one man crosscut saw. I recently followed an auction for a Disston on ebay. The handle was marked Disston. IIRC it went for $33 plus shipping.

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    Bumping this thread back up, maybe some of you folks have some new saws or pics or something.. Been really into crosscuts lately, started doing a little bit of filing for other people. I was finishing a saw a day until I hit a wall with an old Simonds that was VERY hard. It'd never been sharpened or set so to go from no set to 12/1000 was quite a chore. I need to take a break from filing for a few days I think!

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    I built a 8' tank today for cleaning 2 man crosscuts with electrolysis. I got a bunch of rusty ones and I don't want to take the effort to scrape and sand. I'll give it a try in the next few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-pig View Post
    I was finishing a saw a day until I hit a wall with an old Simonds that was VERY hard. It'd never been sharpened or set so to go from no set to 12/1000 was quite a chore.
    Just curious, are you wrenching or peening the set? I've heard that wrenching is easier but peening makes the saw cut better. Any truth to that in your experience?

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