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1923 - Saws, Knives, Files, Steel - Catalog

From the Catalog:

"All Simonds Brand Saws are ground with four gauges taper from tooth edge to back and from toe to heel.  Grinding is slow, expensive work, but it adds very greatly to the value of a saw.  Saws not full taper ground will bind in the cut, and it would be a waist of money for a good carpenter to bother with such a saw at any price, no matter how cheap.

Simonds Saws are made of steel made in Simonds' own Steel Mill, and therefore the metal has an edge-holding quality not found in saws made of ordinary steel which has not had the specialized saw-making attention that has been given Simonds Steel.

Saw Steel is the product of experience.

We claim that Simonds Saws hang correctly, are ground perhaps closer to gauge, and therefore hang lighter in the hand, than any other make of saw on the market.

Handle should be made of thoroughly seasoned wood, so that they will never check or crack.  Simonds applewood is seasoned for three years under our own direction before being made into handles.

Handles that are carved and polished may be of no better quality than plain handles, but they look better and cost more to make.  The handle should be attractive.  Each one is fitted to the blade and fastened firmly with four or five brass screws.  Most Simonds Saws handles are highly polished, thoroughly seasoned, fine-grained applewood.  A few are beechwood.

Carpenters take pride in their saws, and want them to be a credit to their tool kits."

The catalog was graciously provided by our friend, Alan Perreault

February, 2008


 
 

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