One Man Crosscut Saws, Two Man Crosscut Saws

One Man Crosscut Saws, Two Man Crosscut Saws

Crosscut saws are used to cut down trees and to saw the trunks to length. The two-man crosscut saw has wooden handles that fit into a steel socket at each end. One-man crosscut saws spread rapidly across thinly populated North America in the 1800s because they were widely used in processing timber, often for railroad ties, during the construction of the rail network. One man could fell trees of the proper diameter for the ties, and the cut them to the correct length. The one-man saws look more or less like a traditional hand saw, but enlarged, with unusually big and deep-cut teeth.

Crosscut saws are unusually large tools intended for rough use, and so are not as carefully made, especially in the details, in comparison to better-quality traditional fine carpentry saws. So it is normal to find, for instance, machine marks and burrs on the blade and teeth of a new saw. The burrs will fall off quickly when the saw is used, but we recommend that the teeth be touched up before use with a large saw file. This type of file is in any case very important to have when using these saws, as they must, because of the rough use they are put to and the relatively soft steel they are made from, be sharpened relatively often. A 200 mm-long saw file works very well on the One-man saws. For the Two-Man saws you use a flat file, as a threesquare saw file can damage the opposite tooth. Additionally you need this flat file for the deeper recesses near the raker teeth of the One-Man saw. For those who would like to dive right into the heavy work, we recommend the saws by Wilhelm Putsch, which have already been sharpened and tuned by hand and are ready to go.

Tip: The saw blade should be at least twice as long as the thickness of the tree one would like to cut in half. The teeth on these saws are designed for efficient crosscutting, and are not recommended for rip sawing. The teeth are set outwards from the blade to prevent it from binding in the wood, and so the kerf is larger than the thickness of the blade.

SAFETY and Legal Information: Felling trees and cutting large, heavy, logs is dangerous. Reading directions or safety instructions in a book or watching them on a DVD, for instance, can not replace personal and expert instruction. One should not go near this kind of work without a thorough grounding in the techniques to be used, and awareness of the potentially deadly mistakes one can make. It is also often necessary to obtain a permit from the local authorities before cutting down trees.

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One-Man Crosscut Saw by Wilhelm Putsch

One-Man Crosscut Saw

One-Man Crosscut Saw by Wilhelm Putsch
Although never as popular as the two-man crosscut saw, the one-man saw has obvious advantages. One man can cut down a tree or cut a tree trunk into the desired lengths. The saw mainly cuts on the push stroke, as with a traditional Western saw, but because of the way the teeth are cut, there is also some cutting on the pull stroke. These fine tools are made by the firm Wilhelm Putsch, in Remscheid, Germany, which has more than 130 years experience in making saws. The hardness of the saw blade is around 49 HRC, and so it can be resharpened easily with 200 mm-long saw file.

The One-Man saw is sold in two levels of finish:
1. Standard level of finish:
teeth cut and roughly ground.
2. Hand-sharpened finish:
Teeth cut, machine ground, and sharpened by hand with a saw file.

Standard Finish
Teeth cut and ground by machine
Blade length: 3 feet (91.5 cm)
Total length: 101 cm
Teeth ratio: 13 mm (2 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 140 mm
Blade thickness: 1.3 mm
With handle in beech wood
Order nr. 302950 cart
Price € 69.00

Hand-Sharpened Finish
Teeth cut, machine ground and sharpened by hand with a saw file.
Blade length: 3 feet (91.5 cm)
Total length: 101 cm
Teeth ratio: 13 mm (2 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 140 mm
Blade thickness: 1.3 mm
With handle in beech wood
Order nr. 302951 cart
Price € 89.00
One-Man Crosscut Saw Tuttle Tooth by Wilhelm Putsch

One-Man Crosscut Saw Tuttle Tooth
by Wilhelm Putsch

As above but with Tuttle Teeth. Two cutter teeth are followed by one reamer tooth with 2 tips. The first 20 cm of the blade are fitted with narrower starter teeth to make a kerv befor the main teeth come into action. As these teeth have neither a front or back orientation, this saw can be used on the push as well as on the pull stroke. Thus this is the most versatile saw among the oneman saws. Specially suitable for green wood!

One-Man Crosscut Saw Tuttle Tooth
Blade Length 80 cm
Standard Finish

Teeth cut and ground by machine
Blade length: 80 cm
Total length: 103 cm
Teeth ratio: 9 and 12 mm (approx 2 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 130 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
With handle in beech wood
Order nr. 302968 cart
Price € 79.00

One-Man Crosscut Saw Tuttle Tooth
Blade Length 90 cm
Standard Finish

Teeth cut and ground by machine
Blade length: 90 cm
Total length: 113 cm
Teeth ratio: 9 and 12 mm (approx 2 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 130 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
With handle in beech wood
Order nr. 302969 cart
Price € 89.00
Due to length this item ships with UPS only!
Supplementary Handle for WILH. PUTSCH One Man Crosscut Saws
Supplementary Handle
for WILH. PUTSCH One Man Crosscut Saws

This supplementary handle can be mounted at the nose of the blade for two-man use. You need a hole in the blade with minimum diameter 5 mm.
Fits One Man Saws up to blade thickness 1.3 mm
Order nr. 302957 cart
Price € 12.50

One-Man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn

One-Man Crosscut Saw

supplemantary handle
One-Man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn
Thomas Flinn is better known for its fine carpentry saws, but has started to manufacture crosscut saws under the "Lynx" brand. The blade hardness is between 45 and 49 HRC, and is easy to re-sharpen with our 200 mm-long saw file.
Available only in standard finish
Teeth cut and ground by machine
Blade length: 3 feet (91.5 cm)
Total length: 104 cm
Teeth ratio changes in blade:
12 mm (ca. 2 TPI) und 8 mm (ca. 3 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 125 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
With beech wood grip
Now with supplemantary handle - see picture left! This supplementary handle can be mounted at the nose of the blade for two-man use or near the main grip for extra leverage.
Order nr. 303021 cart
Price € 104.50
Two-Man Crosscut Saw by Wilhelm Putsch

Two-Man Crosscut Saw

Two-Man Crosscut Saw by Wilhelm Putsch
This type of saw used to be very popular, and just about every household in the countryside and forest had one. Today they are again being used, more and more, by people who want to avoid the noise, danger and stink of a chain saw (and perhaps save the cost and hassle of going to a fitness center). With this saw one can cut firewood on the weekend, for instance, without disturbing the neighbors. These two-man saws cut both ways on the pull stroke (in both directions as one man and then the other pulls). They are manufactured by the firm of Wilhelm Putsch, in Remscheid, Germany, which that has been manufacturing saws for more than 130 years. The blade hardness is about 49 HRC, and is easy to re-sharpen with our 200-mm saw file.

This two-man saw is sold in two levels of finish:
1. Standard level of finish:
teeth cut and roughly ground.
2. Hand-sharpened finish:
Teeth cut, machine ground, and sharpened by hand with a saw file.

Standard Finish
Teeth cut and ground by machine
Blade length: 4 feet (122 cm)
Total length: 133 cm
Teeth ratio: 14 mm (2 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 117 mm
Blade thickness: 1.3 mm
Delivery as in the photo without wooden handles. These can be ordered separately, if needed (see below).
Order nr. 302952 cart
Price € 69.00
Due to length this item ships with UPS only!

Hand-Sharpened Finish
Teeth cut, machine ground and sharpened by hand with a saw file.
Blade length: 4 feet (122 cm)
Total length: 133 cm
Teeth ratio: 14 mm (2 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 117 mm
Blade thickness: 1.3 mm
Delivery as in the photo without wooden handles. These can be ordered separately, if needed (see below).
Order nr. 302953 cart
Price € 99.90
Due to length this item ships with UPS only!
Wooden Grips for Two-Man Crosscut Saws
Wooden Grips for Two-Man Crosscut Saws
We sell Wilhelm Putsch two-man crosscut saws without the wooden grips, because many people do not need them as they prefer to make their own.
Length: 240 mm
Diameter at grip: 27 mm
Diameter of socket end: 20 mm
Material: beech wood
Delivery: 1 pair!
Order nr. 302956 cart
Price € 9.50
Two-man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn

Two-man Crosscut Saw
Two-man Crosscut Saw by Thomas Flinn
Thomas Flinn is best known for the high-end saws designed for fine carpentry that they manufacture. But the firm has brought out a line of crosscut saws marketed under the "Lynx" brand. The hardness of the blades is between 45 and 49 HRC and can be easily resharpened with the 200 mm-long saw file. Thomas Flinn two-man saws are delivered with a pair of 365 mm long wooden handles!

4-Foot-Saw in Standard Finish
Teeth cut and machine ground
Blade length: 4 feet (122 cm)
Total length: 135 cm
Teeth ratio: 19 mm (approx. 1 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
Delivered with pair of beech wood handles
Order nr. 303022 cart
Price € 107.00
Due to length this item ships with UPS only!

5-Foot-Saw in Standard Finish
Teeth cut and machine ground
Blade length: 5 feet (152 cm)
Total length: 165 cm
Teeth ratio: 19 mm (approx. 1 TPI)
Blade width, middle: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 1.5 mm
Delivered with pair of beech wood handles
Order nr. 303023 cart
Price € 133.00
Due to length this item ships with UPS only!

Do not forget to order a saw file 200 mm length!

 
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