And now I understand, from that earlier image, why it was called a drag saw.
It cut only on the drag movement, not the push movement.
Unlike the man-powered saws that cut both directions.
These look like the trees in our family photo. They are fir, but not very big fir.
Any idea where the photo was taken?
l.e. on 13th March 2012 @ 7:23am
looks like middle mountain in background, maybe from Dee? are ya sure it doesn't cut both ways, the teeth and rakers look symmetrical to me.
spinsur on 13th March 2012 @ 7:31am
No, I'm not sure.
Maybe we aren't looking at a drag saw.
l.e. on 13th March 2012 @ 7:36am
You can watch them in operation on you--tube. Pretty clearly shows the chips popping out on both sides of the log....
Paul Kollas on 13th March 2012 @ 9:05am
It might just be me Arthur, but the link to the previous photo doesn't work.
l.e. on 13th March 2012 @ 10:23am
worked for me l.e.
spinsur on 13th March 2012 @ 10:26am
Thanks spinsur. Probably some setting on my new mac.
I looked up Vaughan Drag Saw that Jeffrey refers to in the previous photo.
The blade looks the same and the article says the teeth were designed to cut on the drag stroke.
I watched a Vaughan saw on You tube and I think more chips came out the back than the front.
So, personally, I am convinced it is a drag saw, but who knows.
What ever it is, it probably was a beast to run.
l.e. on 13th March 2012 @ 1:29pm