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Beckley, Bob . 2005. New Tools for Old Saws. 0523 2815P. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Missoula Technology and Development Center. 18 p.

Describes eight tools that have been redesigned by the Missoula Technology and Development Center. These crosscut saw maintenance tools are redesigns of traditional tools that are hard to find now. Chain saws can't be used in wilderness and aren't as light as crosscut saws. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service still uses crosscut saws and needs to maintain them. The report includes mechanical drawings of each of the tools. The tools are a: jointer, raker/pin gauge, tooth-set tool, hand-held anvil, adjustable spider gauge, Western-style handle, Eastern-style handle, and freestanding crosscut saw vise.

Keywords: anvils, crosscut saws, gauges, handles, handtools, jointers, mechanical drawings, raker gauges, spider gauges, tooth set, traditional skill, traditional tool, traditional tools, vises, wilderness management

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