Written in 1880
by Robert Grimshaw, a founder of the American Society of Mechanical
Engineers, this remains the definitive work, describing and illustrating
all types of saws from handsaws to the most advanced late 19th century
powered production models. Loaded with practical information on
rake, saw setting, filing and swaging. There are tables on log measurement,
machine capacity, gauging, and a list of saw patents.
are 17 pages of fascinating advertisements placed by the leading
saw and saw-related companies of that period. A valuable reference
that also provides a unique insight into 19th century technology.