Slack Sellars and Co Hand Saw - No. 195

slack sellars saw no 195
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Slack Sellars and Co 195 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Slack Sellars and Co
Tool Type: Hand Saw
Model No: 195


The Slack Sellars and Co hand saw number 195 is a Sheffield, England made saw.

The saw handle has a shaped steel plate on both sides to offer protection to the handle while also offering decorative properties.

The number 195 saw is fitted with a super hard, extra hard temper blade which holds it edge for longer than most hand saws.

The saw was presented in a thin cardboard box.

slack sellars saw no 195

The box is marked 'Speed Super Hard, Handsaw No 195'.

The rear of the box is marked:

" IMPORTANT - This Speed Super Hard Handsaw has a much longer life between sharpenings than a saw of conventional hardness but eventually setting and sharpening will be necessary to maintain its outstanding cutting performance.

In view of the high hardness value of the blade we give the following recommendations:-

(1) SETTING. The position of the anvil on the setting tooth should be so arranged that approximately two thirds of the tooth is set.

(2) SHARPENING. It is essential to use a file specially designed for the purpose: we recommend a 6" Taper Saw File. Care must be taken to see that the original shape of tooth is correctly maintained.

(3) To ensure minimum friction in cutting keep the saw well oiled when not in use.

Observance of these simple precautions will result in a lifetime of trouble-free performance.


slack sellars co saw no 195

This saw is a quality product from Britain's largest specialist Saw Manufacturers.

Other Specialities include:

SUPER SPEED: High Speed Steel Metal Cutting Bandsaws Hack Saw Blades Metal Slitting Saws

SPEED: Alloy Steel Hacksaw Blades Metal Cutting Bandsaws Circular Saws For Wood Handsaws - Tenon Saws Tubular Frame Saws Pruning Saws - Butchers Saws Crosscut Saws - Pitsaws Millsaw Webs Horizontal Saws

also Sole Manufacturers of the patent SPEED Handisaw No. 33 The All-Purpose Saw with a Difference

Made In Sheffield - England from Sheffield's Finest Steels By Slack, Sellars & Co., Ltd., Mowbray Street, Sheffield, 3. Established 1830 "

Saw Construction

slack sellars saw 195

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Steel, Button

Blade Markings:
The blade has an etching with a picture of a diamond and a bird (swallow?) along with the markings:

'Speed Super Hard, Number 195, Extra hard temper. Use minimum set. Made In Sheffield - England, by Britain's largest specialist Saw Manufacturers. Unconditionally guaranteed by Slack Sellars & Co Ltd'.

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Tom - As a joiner, I have this handsaw & it's the finest saw I've ever used/owned.


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