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Grimshaw on Saws

Robert Grimshaw

Grimshaw on Saws by Robert Grimshaw

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.

Finally, there 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.


202 pages, Paperback, B&W, 7" x 10",
Order Number: AP87X.............$19.95

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