Out on a Limb: The Perfect Saw is Still in My Head

By Christopher Schwarz
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From the November 2006 issue #158
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When buying tools, it’s easy to either romanticize the past or be blinded by something shiny and new. Case-in-point: My long-standing effort to find the right band saw for my shop at home.

I inherited my first band saw from my grandfather. It was a late 1930s Craftsman – completely solid but completely worn out. I considered restoring it, but one day I saw a beautiful steel-frame machine in a catalog and ordered it on impulse.

From the November 2006 issue #158
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