Reviewed By: I.Ball
Category: Other Saws
Manufacturer: Spear And Jackson
Tool Type: Floorboard Saw
The Spear And Jackson floorboard saw.
The saw is fitted with a Beech handle, secured to the blade with the use of three brass button screws.
The handle is printed with the markings "Spear & Jackson".
The floorboard saw is different to most saws because it has teeth which are set on an angled blade and run all the way along, around the rounded nose and partially back along the top of the saw blade.
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For information on dating this saw and other British saws, see the 'British Saws and Saw Makers from c1660' book, written by Simon Barley. The book is the most comprehensive saw directory to date listing makers, makers marks and manufacturing dates. There is also a whole host of additional information on the history of saw making, how to date a saw, in depth details on each of the large makers and much more, making for the most interesting read and leaving you with a slight desire to buy an old British saw.
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