November 26, 2020

Axes and Crosscut Saws

I work as a USFS volunteer, sometimes doing trail maintenance, and recently attended a crosscut saw class.


  • My information on Axes
  • Yesteryears Tools


    Places to buy stuff:

    Random notes

    As I understand it, the saws being sold on are new manufacture, but flat ground, so they are by no means as desirable as a vintage saw.

    Pieces of firehose in 6 foot lengths can be purchased on Ebay for about $30.

    Good information from ChiricahuaZac and Sumnergeo on

    Someday I would like to own a Simonds 513 felling saw. This is a crescent ground saw.

    Silky saws are highly regarded.

    Bahco blades (from Portugal) and highly regarded for use in bowsaws.

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