Tag Archive: Saws

Aug 08

Copley? Anyone?

I’m wondering if I can find out a little more about Copley of London? I have one of his saws in a pile here, but know very little of him. If anyone has more info I’d be delighted to publish it. I now get a lot …

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Feb 22

R.Groves & Sons

Established in 1770 I believe, Richard Groves & Sons was a thoroughbred Sheffield steel refiner and producer of edge tools. (I mainly hunt for their wonderful saws, one of which is pictured above). Steadfast to their old localities in Snow hill are Richard Groves & Sons, perhaps the oldest saw manufacturers in …

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Jan 14

Where’s Waller?

This saw turned up in a recent pile I bought. It’s a mitre saw by ‘Waller’ but I’ve so far been unable to find out much about the company. There’s a conversation on Backsaw.net about ‘Waller & Co’, but straight Waller saws remain an …

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Nov 13

Inside Henry Disston & Sons

Over on Critical Past they have a wonderful collection of footage showing the men of Henry Disston & Sons making their famous saws. Check it out. Not often you can find such videos. Tip ‘o the hat to Gary at Toolemera for the link.

Nov 08

Ward & Payne hacksaw

I had an hour to fill this morning and spent it changing a (literal) block of rust, into a Ward & Payne hacksaw. A really lovely old saw, nice deep, original blade and such graceful curves to the body. So nice to see the blade held in under tension with just a couple …

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