Making and Using Tools - Saws and Saw Tools



"The invention, it is said, originated in the circumstance of a jaw-bone of a snake having been employed as an experiment to cut through a small piece of wood, which succeeded so well that the operator determined to make one of iron.

"By a painting, which is preserved among the ruins of Herculaneum, it is evident that the saws of the Grecian carpenters had the same form, and were made in the like ingenious manner, as ours are at present."

The Engineer's and Mechanic's Encyclopedia, Vol. 2.
Luke Hebert, 1836



Disston Backsaws


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