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Well, this isn't old, but it was the first picture. A chainsaw chain-break and re-riviter tool bar. Being 82, my old buddy is thinning down his workshop and giving me tools he knows he will no longer have a use for.

This machine is for reshaping teeth (gumming) circular saw blades from 6" to 36" diameter.

For illustration, I just sat this 32" blade on the tool. That is NOT the right size gumming wheel for this blade, this one takes a 1/2" wheel.

He did give me a fine selection of gumming wheels of various thicknesses from which to select.

This little machine here is an automatic saw filer for hand saws.

Just another angle of the automatic filer. There are more accessories to this, guages for tpi and tooth angle and others, plus triangle files.

Looking closely a varied number of notches per inch can be seen in these accessories. You select the correct one for the teeth per inch of the saw to be sharpened. These will then fit into a jig that attaches to the filing machine to hold the saw and automatically index it forward to file the teeth.

This is an automatic "retoother". The same jig that holds the saw for the filing machine mounts on this machine and it automatically "stomps" new teeth in the handsaw blade. The number of teeth per inch on the blade can be changed from 8 tpi for a ripsaw to 14 tpi for a fine finish cut.

Most of these tools are Foley Belsaw and most repair parts are still very much available.

This little fellow is an interesting addition also. It automatically indexes the blade forward as it puts the "set" in two teeth at a time, one up and one down.

The cords are stored in the back of the machine, complete with a foot operated switch.

Now, I know these ain't necessarily "farm tools", but the tools these things sharpen are definitely used on the farm !!!!

And..I posted an alternator/generator tester in "FarmTalk".... :D :D :D :D Now I have to go make more room in the shed....
 

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Nice tools! I love the automatic saw filer. It has that classic industrial look!
 

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All I can say "YOU LUCKY DOG" ;)
 

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Wendell your friend is giving his tools to someone he knows will appreciate and use them as well as take care of them. Stuff like that takes a lifetime to gather and you don't want to see sold at a yard sale or thrown away. Those tools were never that common and much less so today. Those are some tools to be proud of for sure. How many places do you know you can take a saw or blade sharpened and have the set put back. I don't. Glad you got them.
 

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Ernie N Ky said:
Nice tools! I love the automatic saw filer. It has that classic industrial look!
Yessir Ernie, it is one cool looking machine. There is a lot of stuff that has to happen automatically in that one little machine. Its pretty amazing for sure.
caseman said:
All I can say "YOU LUCKY DOG" ;)
WOOF WOOF WOOF.... :lol: :lol: :lol:
gordon1121 said:
Those tools were never that common and much less so today. How many places do you know you can take a saw or blade sharpened and have the set put back. I don't. Glad you got them.
There's only one place I know of in StLouis and they won't even mess with anything that's not carbide anymore. I know of no one for hand saws at all. It is a dying or a lost art. I don't think hand saws are actually used to a great extent anymore so there's not a great need for this equipment....but then most of our old tractors aren't used either, but they are appreciated none the less....just like old tools and machinery. :D Gordon I hope you have a very nice fall day sir.
 

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Wendell
There is a gentleman in Waterloo that still sharpens hand saws. He's in his 80's, don't know how much longer he'll be able to do it.
 

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caseman said:
All I can say "YOU LUCKY DOG" ;)
Yep, makes me a little green as well. :mrgreen: Srue beats pliers and a file for settin' and sharpenin'. ;)
 

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4imnotright said:
Wendell
There is a gentleman in Waterloo that still sharpens hand saws. He's in his 80's, don't know how much longer he'll be able to do it.
I'm sure there are still a few around in the small towns Steve. Probably can't afford the cost of advertising and all their work is by referral which is why we don't hear of them. That and I bet none of them are young men (like me and you)... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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caseman said:
All I can say "YOU LUCKY DOG" ;)
Yep, makes me a little green as well. :mrgreen: Srue beats pliers and a file for settin' and sharpenin'. ;)
I'll be honest Dave, I've never set the teeth in a hand saw in my life, but sure have done my share of circular saws. I usually do the cut off saw on the tractor about every other filing...which is about once a year or so unless I hit a nail or something....But that's alway's been with a 4 pound hammer for the anvil and a smaller ball pein to do the setting. My Dad would sharpen the hand saws by hand and after setting the teeth would lay a sewing needle on the teeth to see if it would slide from one end to the other....and cuss if it didn't.
 
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