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The bow saw thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by Hickory n steel, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    We've already got the crosscut saw thread , now it's time to add a place for bow saws.

    If you've got a bow saw or bow saws let's see 'em

    This is my newly acquired one and only bow saw, a 21" Vermont American possibly made for Craftsman.
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    I believe this would be considered a garden bow saw but I'm no expert.
     
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  2. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    I have had this 19"/21" blade bow saw by Sandvik for over 15 years...probably 10 more years than that if I had a working memory.

    I need a new blade or sharpen this one though.

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  3. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Looks like a nice garden bow saw.
    Looks like you'll probably have to sharpen the blade or add some sort of pin to a new blade.
     
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  4. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
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    This isnt factory original?

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    :)
     
  5. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Oh, I have this newer one too, was a gift years back. Probably when I complained of the other being less than optimally sharp :D

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  6. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I don't know, but doesn't this blade have a pin built into the back end ?
     
  7. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Yes it does, the yellow and blue sandvik does. The new orange Swedish one looks like a pressed metal connection
     
  8. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'm pretty sure the orange one is a bahco.


    Btw I decided to sand mine down and paint it, but discovered my paint was all out.
    Right now it's primer white, I could leave it and use it but I think I'll get some more paint because all I've got is some grey primer and flat black which I don't want.
    Maybe orange or green.

    Honestly I'm wishing I had just left it how it was.
     
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  9. Miller '72

    Miller '72 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 25, 2017
    Shes still a great saw:thumbsup:

    ...but regret is a real mother...
    Go Green!! Coleman green comes to mind first :cool:
     
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  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I'll come up with something.
     
  11. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Sure. Mine is a patent applied for. My family bought it shortly after buying a family home in 1967, likely in the 67-69 era. I cut a lot of elm with this saw as a boy.

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  12. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    Nice.
    Now if you wanna get the rust off, some wet aluminum foil with the dull side out will scrub that rust off no problem.
     
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  13. Square_peg

    Square_peg Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    The last blade I bought for this saw, 8 or 10 years ago came with rakers that were too long. The saw hung up badly. Filing them improved things dramatically. I didn't bother setting them to a gauge, just shortened them evenly. Might have been a Sandvik blade.
     
  14. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    I decided I'm going to leave it white, I thought about it and it looks fine.
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  15. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
    30" no-name buck saw

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    12" Marples turning saw

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    Bob
     
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  16. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    As long as frame saws are getting brought into the picture too...[​IMG]
     
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  17. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    i highly suggest you file it, these IMHO are the best saw to file, they don't take as long as handsaws and they cut well (nearly) regardless of raker height

    dang that is a big one ernest
     
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  18. Agent_H

    Agent_H Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    1944 Sandvik advertisement:
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    "Make hard work easy" and "...made from the best procurable saw Steel Tubing..."

    That motto and a quality product seems like a winner. :thumbsup:
     
  19. rjdankert

    rjdankert Gold Member Gold Member Basic Member

    Mar 10, 2011
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    Protection mark ULMIA OTT
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    Bob
     
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  20. Astrogator

    Astrogator

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    Mar 19, 2012
    A Lasher bow saw made in South Africa.

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