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    A classic saw with eye appeal

    I came across this Atkins floor saw while poking around on eBay. I just love its lines - looks a bit like a scimitar. The tote is also very untypical. It would really add some variety to somone's saw collection.

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    Wow, wonder what it is?

    Could it be some kind of a flooring saw?

    I have a small Japanese saw that has a VERY curved blade, it is only about 3" long, but it is VERY curved, and is for making a cut in the middle of a board, like a plunge cut.

    Neat old saw for sure!
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    I believe its a pruning saw. I've seen one like it but I can't remember where.

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    It's a flooring saw alright - flooring and siding. The curved blade (can we call this a heavily breasted saw, Mike W ?) gives clearance and allows you to start a cut in a flat surface. I'm not saying that a pruning saw that shape doesn't exist, but it would need much coarser teeth.

    Here's a similar one with a larger photo that Google turned up for me. I'm guessing the quote is from a Bishop catalog.

    SIDING AND FLOORING SAW. Manufactured by George H. Bishop & Co., Lawrenceburg, Ind., USA. "Especially designed for cutting openings in sidings and flooring. A handy saw for repair work. Extra Quality--Warranted."


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    That's very cool. Ian. That's the first saw I recall seeing with teeth on the top of the blade like that. (Is that part called the top?)
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    Yep, neat one Ian.

    I've been asked to make one or two but haven't. I've used one a couple times. Not bad, but a bit of work until one can take a stroke.

    Take care, Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Wenzloff View Post
    Yep, neat one Ian.

    I've been asked to make one or two but haven't. I've used one a couple times. Not bad, but a bit of work until one can take a stroke.

    Take care, Mike
    I used one once when I was a kid - really young. I can't remember who's house I was in. Anyway, I had a little turn at it and I remember thinking "This must be what a rat feels like when he chews through the floor."(The first school I went to had tin patches on all the floors from where the rats chewed it up.)
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