Many who have read "The Professor and the Saw"
have sent their acknowledgment of the book and testified to the
benefit derived from it.
Undoubtedly it has awakened a new interest in
the value of
work as a means of education. Professor Reed Wentworth
learned to love tools as he had formerly loved books. He
found that the brain and the hand could work together for
health, happiness, and profit.
With the new interest aroused by the book has
come a new demand upon the manufacturer. Teachers in
manual and vocational courses arc writing the Simonds
Manufacturing Company and asking: How did Professor Wentworth
teach his classes? What did he tell the boys about the saw?
How ought a saw to be filed and kept in order?
This little book of five lessons is intended as
a primer, setting forth briefly and clearly the things every
user of a hand saw should know. The Simonds Mfg. Co. would
be pleased to receive suggestions on anything contained in these
lessons. Requests for information will be cordially welcomed.
Simonds Saws have a reason which will be gladly
explained. If these lessons meet a need, perhaps there are
other needs that can be as readily supplied.
What Is a Hand Saw?
Saw. A Hand Saw is a thin, flat
blade of crucible steel, having a row of teeth along a given
Use. Hand Saws are used for cutting
wood, metal , bone or other material by wearing away, with the
teeth, particles along a given line.