Vintage E.M. Boynton 28 Inch Rip Saw 5 1/2 ppi -- Freshly Sharpened
Here is a magnificent example of E.M. Boynton's work in a huge rip saw. With a 28 inch long blade and sharp 5 1/2 ppi teeth, it is ready to do some serious cutting.
The blade on this saw is in excellent condition. The etch is visible, though faint. The nib is still there in all of its glory. The handle was refinished by a previous owner who did a top notch job. The handle itself does not have any cracks or chips.
This saw has the earlier Munger patent saw screws, which dates this saw to earlier than 1887 when the superior Glover screw design took over nearly every product line in the industry. The shaft of the medallion has rotated slightly inside of the medallion, the weakness of the Munger design which relies on the strength of the swage for alignment. One screw was missing, so a replacement was made from brass on a metal lathe and artificially aged to match the other screws.