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
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
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
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