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Thread: E. C. Atkins & Co. Indianapolis???

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    E. C. Atkins & Co. Indianapolis???

    Found this on auction here..........

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    Worth getting? It is at $10 right now.

    Cheers!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 12-30-2006 at 10:37 AM.
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    Atkins made a fine saw. I have found the metal to be a bit harder than the Disston line, which I am inferring from the way that they file, but Mike W would know more than me on this sort of thing.
    Alan Turner
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    Thanks Alan.
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    I don't know near as much about hand saws as I would like but I do know that name. At $10 (and considering your location) I would buy it.

    There were several Disstons and a lot of junk in lot at the auction I went too. I figured they went for $20 or less but I didn't want to have to deal with all the junk, so I didn't wait on them Sort of wish I had too.
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    Mike doesn't know much more than you, Alan...

    The steel in that Atkins is arguably harder than the corresponding Disston. I like them. The sharpen up nicely and that one looks to be in good shape.

    I personally wouldn't go higher than $20 for any saw unless there is collectability, so set a top price you are willing to go and if you get it, as long as it is in as nice of shape as it appears, you'll have a good handsaw.

    A bit about the Atkins company available here:
    http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS/mfg/Atkins/

    Take care, Mike
    Wenzloff & Sons Sawmakers

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    Thanks Mike, I'll do that.

    Cheers!

    PS any idea on it's age?

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