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Help Identifying saw shank
« on: July 27, 2022, 05:23:00 PM »
I don't know squat about circular saws so I am trying to learn. We came into possession of some circle saw blades, shanks and teeth. Before we figure out what to do with them, I figured I was due to learn something, so I grabbed a shank and cleaned it up. It is marked "SJ-B" and underneath says 'Canada'. It looks like the Simmonds FX8 when I look at the charts, but I can find no listing for a SJ-B. As I don't know how these are sized or what number markings are the same as others. I am looking for a little education. When I get a chance I will look for some teeth in the cans full of stuff we have and take a look at the blades for ID markings.
 What the market for used stuff like this?
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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2022, 06:55:16 PM »
For the saw, bits and it's shanks the have value they must be current production. Used bits and shanks generally have no value. 4 styles of sawmill saws are current: style 3, 2 1/2, B and F. Most shanks are stamped with the style and gage but there where small machine shops that made shanks back in the day. Shanks are also made in oversize for worn sockets ]there are 4 sizes of the 2 1/2 style]   Old saws found leaning against the wall usually have problems and won't run. They get sold for signs or knife steel.

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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 07:09:48 PM »
This stuff came from a mill that had been running for decades but hasn't run in a while. I just can't find any references to that shank designation. Best I can find is that it looks an awful lot like an F style, but as to size, I have no idea how they are measured.
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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2022, 07:25:49 PM »
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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2022, 07:33:17 PM »
This is one I grabbed out of the can. Looks slightly used but in good shape.



 
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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2022, 09:30:29 PM »
Oh no! It's Spear and Jackson. They really made junk but some guys used it. That appears to be a B shank but I don't see the ga. number. Do you have the saw to match?

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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2022, 06:22:29 AM »
We have several blades. I am still getting into it and have not looked at them yet.
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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2022, 08:46:15 AM »
As I collect old sawmill parts it would be interesting to know what brand you have found and maybe the past owner operators name. If that needs to be kept private I understand completely.

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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2022, 08:48:16 AM »
Yeah, I am trying to get that info myself. Most of the old circle mills around here are hidden in the woods, and those long dormant ones are hard to find and trace.
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Re: Help Identifying saw shank
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2022, 12:58:27 PM »
Yeah, I am trying to get that info myself. Most of the old circle mills around here are hidden in the woods, and those long dormant ones are hard to find and trace.
More than once I have been told of old up and down mill ruins in the Catskills. When I bought my log picker from Gideon equipment the owner [up in years] told of one on a stream but could not give the location. The little stream that crosses the road in Samsonville had one that cut the waste hemlock tannery logs into 3" house planks. Probably every stream had one or more of these. Up in the Adirondacks where we camp I just found 2 old cast iron Lanes, 1890 and 1879 dated and a 3rd. one, a simi automatic that I bought the carriage from. Old mills are a sickness for me.


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