Small Atkins Backsaw
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At a flea market this weekend, I picked up an 8" long Atkins backsaw for $10. It appears to be filed as a 14 point crosscut saw. Is this an unusual size saw? I took some pictures, but currently have no way to post them on line. So far all I did was clean the grease and dirt off the handle. I want to make sure this is something I can clean up without destroying it's value. Thanks.
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#12
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
They're not common, but I wouldn't consider them unusual, in the sense of "collectible."  Atkins saws aren't as well known as Disston, but they're respected.

Later edit: I should clarify that I was speaking generally, not specifically about Atkins saws; I'm not familiar with their product line.
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#13
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
Thanks. When I did a search, I found 10" and 12" saws but no reference to an 8" saw.
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#14
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
Is that a gents' saw style or the usual pistol-grip backsaw you found?


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#15
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
Atkins is a worthy saw.
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#16
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
(06-06-2017, 07:07 PM)Admiral Wrote: Atkins is a worthy saw.
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Yep...and the 8" size is pretty "uncommon" by any maker.
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#17
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
It is not a gents saw. It has a full handle similar to other Atkins hand saws but on a smaller scale. It is not a pistol grip.
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#18
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
Millers Falls made a small mitre box that would use that type of saw...The #16-1/2?    There was also the #15......Atkins may have made that saw for them...
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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#19
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
Sorry, no pic's, didn't happen!
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#20
  Re: Small Atkins Backsaw by pgriff (At a flea market thi...)
I took pictures of the saw but currently have no way to post them. I will forward a copy of the pictures to anyone who can post them here for me. Thanks.
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