from back cover of book:
saw is one of the most basic tools and tends to be taken very
much for granted. Many hours and much effort can be saved, and more accurate work
produced, if the user has the knowledge of how his saw works and how to keep it
in good condition. In this book Ian Bradley provides detailed guidance on the
use and maintenance of all types of saw, both hand and mechanical, from the humble
junior hacksaw to circular and bandsaws, in the comprehensive and succinct manner
that has made him such a respected writer on workshop matters.
Black & White
of Measurement: Imperial & Metric
The hand saw for wood. Hand saw teeth. Forms of handsaw. The panel saw.
The bow or frame saw. The tenon saw. The compass saw. The keyhole saw.
Sharpening saws. Topping the teeth. Sharpening the saw teeth. Setting the
saw teeth. Saw sets. The saw-setting block.
The circular saw. The pendulum saw. The saw bench. Lathe circular saw attachment.
Light saw benches for amateur use. Sawing attachments for the electric hand drill.
Black and Decker portable saw attachments. Modifications to the Black and Decker
saw bench. The Wadkin saw bench. Circular saws.
Using woodsaws. The bench hook. Starting the cut with the tenon saw. Sawing
along the grain. The sawing horse. Correct and incorrect method of rip-sawing.
THE HACKSAW. Hacksaw frames. Blade tensioning devices. Adjustable hacksaw
frames. Specialised saw frames. Fretsaw and piercing saw frames. The back saw.
THE HACKSAW BLADE. Types of blade and their selection. Comparison between
inch-fractional and metric blade dimensions. Tooth pitch and its relation to the
sawn material. The Eclipse Junior Saw blade.
USING THE HAND
HACKSAW. Starting the cut. Marking-off large material. 'Bundling'.
BENCH MOUNTED HACKSAW MACHINES. The Goodell- Pratt machine. The author's
hand machine. Power-driven rpachines. The Meddings hacksaw. The Cowell machine.
The author's bench hacksaw. The 'Duplex' saw and its use as a lathe sttachment.
THE POWER HACKSAW. Floor mounted machines. Commercial hacksaw machines.
Hydraulic variable feed and blade relieving systems. The dashpot relieving device
fitted to the 'Duplex' saw. An enlarged 'Duplex' saw. The counterbalance. 'Cardboard
Engineering'. The work vice. Selecting tooth size. Fitting the saw blade. Sawing
failures and their causes. Blade breakages. Excessive blade wear. Tooth fracture.
USING THE POWER HACKSAW. Mounting the work. The machine vice. Material support
stands. The length stop. Sawing short lengths of material. 'Bundling' round, square,
hexagon and angle stock.
THE FRETSAW AND JIGSAW. The fretsaw frame. The piercing saw. The fretsaw
blade. The spiral saw blade. Using the fretsaw and piercing saw. Jig saw blades.
Choice of blades for the jig saw. Lubricants for use with the jig saw. Points
needing attention when fretsawing.
POWER FRETSAWS AND JIGSAWS. An old-time fretsaw. The mechanical piercing
saw. Arnerican light fretsawing machines. The Hobbies fretsaw. The Maddings fretsaw
machine. The 'Duplex' jigsaw. Fences for use with the jigsaw. The Black and Decker
THE COLD SAW. Hand and power driven cold saws. The Meddings light cold saw.
The quick-acting vice for use with the cold saw.
THE BANDSAW. The modern machine. Protecting the operator. Bandsaw blades.
Forrns of band saw tooth. Tooth set. Bandsaw breakages.
BAND SAW BRAZERS AND WELDERS. Brazing equipment. Butt welding. Dressing
the weld. Bandsaw sharpening. Handling the bandsaw blade.
Two miniature hacksaws with some notes on making them.