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Restoring two-man crosscut saws

 
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Hey gear heads ... I am interested in restoring these three crosscut saws I just purchased. I'm making some assumptions about them. I believe I have two felling saws and one bucking saw. Please confirm. I'm also wanting to find the other form of handle for them that attach to the end of the blade using the handle holes rather than what's on them now that strap around the blade. Here are the dimensions for each ...

Bucking saw: 6 feet long X 3 1/4 inch on each end X 6 3/8 inch in middle.
Felling saw: 6 feet long X 3 3/16 inch on each end X 2 1/2 inch in middle.
Felling saw: 5 1/2 feet long X 3 inch on each end X 2 1/2 inch in middle.

Any opinion about them is appreciated. Oh! I'd also like to have some idea of what you would pay for them in these conditions.

Thanks everyone ... I always feel good about asking questions here because I learn something every time!

http://youtu.be/9Zw7xbfsSK8
 
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Hi Dan,

Often the "tooth cut" determines the aforementioned use as much as the overall design in many of these "roughing saws" are concerned. Restoration can be a chor, so you will need many things like the correct types of files, vises, etc. It's hard to determine completely from the video, but the bottom saw have had a "rip" style tooth cut into it. I have used and restored several of these for both "bucking" and ripping. Look at this "tooth pattern" link for all kinds of info you should find useful. I will do my best to help with additional info, yet there are saw experts out there (some great...some not so much...) Good luck,

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Best source I have found for the tools to do it: http://www.crosscutsaw.com/2.html

Best information came from searching the forest service videos on youtube.
 
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Sorry, I'm still having trouble embedding the video. Anyway ...

Thanks JCWC and R Scott for your replies. The links are very helpful. Now I just need to get the sharpening tools.
 
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Is that the one Dan ?
 
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Yes, Miles. Thank you very much.
 
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I'm glad to see you tackle this... Keep us posted, will you?
 
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