Let's Talk Frame Saws

Let's talk frame saws.

Common enough in Europe, uncommon in the United States, the frame saw is typically seen as a simple wooden frame for holding a blade that looks as if it was chopped from a bandsaw blade. Frame saws are incredibly useful tools. Capable of ripping, crosscutting, cutting on a curve and more depending on the blade and frame configuration. Fellow saws and turning saws are but two of the less common variations.

Herewith three pages from the Peugeot Freres 1938 catalog, formerly of my collection. You can find the entire catalog along with a trade marks list and an Archive trade catalog. You can find the full catalog and more in this blog post.