presenting this my Fourth Edition on Hammering Circular
Saws, I am pleased to state that after many years experience
in the fastest mill in the Southern States, and in repairing
all kinds of saws from almost every State in the Union, I
find I cannot deviate very much from my original drawings,
but I will, in this edition, go into further detail to
better enable the inexperienced mill owner to succeed.
instructions are infallible, and combine the principles
adopted and practiced by all successful filers. Success
means the mastering of any circular saw in any kind of
It is unnecessary here to elaborate on the merits of the
simplicity of my method, as they have been before the public
since 1888, and there are now over 5,000 users of some in
practically every section of the globe.
To this Manual is added a Treatise on Band Saws. It is so
plain and simple that any practical circular or band filer
cannot help but succeed if he follows the instructions given
carefully. I have endeavored to avoid the use of "big words"
and long phrases, that the proper idea may be readily
conveyed. Remember that to succeed in the saw filing line
requires a talent that books or personal instruction cannot
impart, and only those adapted come up to high rank, but yet
by close study the average filer can produce much better
Shingle and Gang Saws fully treated; how to hammer, set land
file such saws. In short, a saw properly hammered, as per
these instructions, will not heat or make any bad lumber.
When I say this I make no exaggeration. Hundreds of the best
filers in the world testify to this fact. These instructions
are compiled after years of the closest study. No man in the
United States has sought information more eagerly than I.
I have bought every work published and written on saws, have
watched new saws very closely, and must confess that after
over twenty-five years of actual practice in hammering and
repairing saws I have found the secret of the proper place
to put the tension In a saw.
I make no boast, but I do
challenge the world to prove that my instructions are not
only correct, but explained in the simplest manner.
J. H. MINER,
Lumberton, Miss, 1905