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One Man Crosscut Saws, Two Man Crosscut Saws

One Man Crosscut Saws, Two Man Crosscut Saws

Crosscut saws are used to cut down trees and to saw the trunks to length. The two-man crosscut saw has wooden handles that fit into a steel socket at each end. One-man crosscut saws spread rapidly across thinly populated North America in the 1800s because they were widely used in processing timber, often for railroad ties, during the construction of the rail network. One man could fell trees of the proper diameter for the ties, and the cut them to the correct length. The one-man saws look more or less like a traditional hand saw, but enlarged, with unusually big and deep-cut teeth.

Crosscut saws are unusually large tools intended for rough use, and so are not as carefully made, especially in the details, in comparison to better-quality traditional fine carpentry saws. So it is normal to find, for instance, machine marks and burrs on the blade and teeth of a new saw. The burrs will fall off quickly when the saw is used, but we recommend that the teeth be touched up before use with a large saw file. This type of file is in any case very important to have when using these saws, as they must, because of the rough use they are put to and the relatively soft steel they are made from, be sharpened relatively often. A 200 mm-long saw file works very well on the One-man saws. For the Two-Man saws you use a flat file, as a threesquare saw file can damage the opposite tooth. Additionally you need this flat file for the deeper recesses near the raker teeth of the One-Man saw.

Tip: The saw blade should be at least twice as long as the thickness of the tree one would like to cut in half. The teeth on these saws are designed for efficient crosscutting, and are not recommended for rip sawing. The teeth are set outwards from the blade to prevent it from binding in the wood, and so the kerf is larger than the thickness of the blade.

SAFETY and Legal Information: Felling trees and cutting large, heavy, logs is dangerous. Reading directions or safety instructions in a book or watching them on a DVD, for instance, can not replace personal and expert instruction. One should not go near this kind of work without a thorough grounding in the techniques to be used, and awareness of the potentially deadly mistakes one can make. It is also often necessary to obtain a permit from the local authorities before cutting down trees.

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One-Man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn

One-Man Crosscut Saw

supplemantary handle
One-Man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn
Thomas Flinn is better known for its fine carpentry saws, but has started to manufacture crosscut saws under the "Lynx" brand. The blade hardness is between 45 and 49 HRC, and is easy to re-sharpen with our 200 mm-long saw file.
Teeth cut and ground by machine
Blade length: 3 feet (91.5 cm)
Total length: 104 cm
Teeth ratio changes in blade:
12 mm (ca. 2 TPI) und 8 mm (ca. 3 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 125 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
With beech wood grip
Now with supplemantary handle - see picture left! This supplementary handle can be mounted at the nose of the blade for two-man use or near the main grip for extra leverage.
Order nr. 303021CartPrice € 129.00


Two-man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn

Two-man Crosscut Saw
Two-man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn
Thomas Flinn is best known for the high-end saws designed for fine carpentry that they manufacture. But the firm has brought out a line of crosscut saws marketed under the "Lynx" brand. The hardness of the blades is between 45 and 49 HRC and can be easily resharpened with the 200 mm-long file. Thomas Flinn two-man saws are delivered with a pair of 365 mm long wooden handles!

4-Feet-Saw
Teeth cut and machine ground
Blade length: 4 feet (122 cm)
Total length: 135 cm
Teeth ratio: 19 mm (approx. 1 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
Delivered with pair of beech wood handles
Currently not in stock!
Price € 135.00

5-Feet-Saw
Teeth cut and machine ground
Blade length: 5 feet (152 cm)
Total length: 165 cm
Teeth ratio: 19 mm (approx. 1 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
Delivered with pair of beech wood handles
Order nr. 303023CartPrice € 165.00

6-Feet-Saw
Teeth cut and machine ground
Blade length: 6 feet (183 cm)
Total length: 196 cm
Teeth ratio: 19 mm (approx. 1 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
Delivered with pair of beech wood handles
Order nr. 303050CartPrice € 199.00

7-Feet-Saw
Teeth cut and machine ground
Blade length: 7 feet (213 cm)
Total length: 226 cm
Teeth ratio: 19 mm (approx. 1 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
Delivered with pair of beech wood handles
Order nr. 303051CartPrice € 245.00

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