Vintage Two-Man & One-Man Crosscut Saw Reference Guide: E.C. Atkins

The following is a reference guide for E. C. Atkins crosscut saws, which are well known for their quality and superiority. The guide is not complete but covers 100+ crosscut saws, 30+ handles, and 50+ teeth.

Vintage Crosscut Saws: E. C. Atkins

Both two-man and one-man crosscut saws are included in this list.

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Atkins Rex, No. 1

Rex, Silver Steel

No. 1 is a wide blade and is used for heavy, soft woods such as cottonwood, yellow poplar, white pine, etc.

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Atkins Silver Steel Peerless, No. 3

Peerless, Silver Steel

Peerless No. 3 will be found especially desirable for cutting soft woods, such as cottonwood, yellow poplar, white pine, etc.

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Atkins Silver Steel Perfection, No. 4

Perfection, Silver Steel

Designed for Cutting yellow pine, hardwoods and resinous, knotty timber.

Used principally by expert timber cutters and woodsmen east of the Mississippi River and in the South.

No. 4, a somewhat narrower blade used for medium sized timber.

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Atkins Silver Steel Perfection, No. 5

Perfection, Silver Steel

Designed for Cutting yellow pine, hardwoods and resinous, knotty timber.

Used principally by expert timber cutters and woodsmen east of the Mississippi River and in the South.

No. 5, extra wide blade.

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Atkins Silver Steel Hemlock King, No. 6

Silver Steel, 2-Cutter

Atkins Hemlock King No. 6 is used extensively throughout the northwest in cutting hemlock and other similar woods.

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Atkins Auckland Pattern, No. 7

Auckland, Special Steel

A general use saw throughout Australasia.

The peculiar style of teeth shown are the result of very careful study as to the best construction for use in the different woods indigenous to that section.

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Atkins Auckland Pattern, No. 8

Auckland, Special Steel

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Atkins Auckland Pattern, No. 9

Auckland, Special Steel

No. 9 and 48 are the same in design.

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Atkins New No. 9 Cross Cut Saw

Cutter, Forester, Silver Steel

The new Atkins No. 9 Saw with Forester Pattern teeth is an improvement on, and takes the place of the old Atkins No. 12. The principal change being in the width of the saw, plus the Forester tooth, a tooth with a narrower point without the perforation between the center teeth, also a larger gullet space between the teeth and rakers.

The New No. 9 is the saw for small timber, both hard and soft wood. Due to the narrow width of the blade, it does not pinch.

No. 9—E. Same as No. 9 above except is 4¼ inches at center and 14x17x16 gauge, in 5 and 5½ foot lengths only.

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Atkins Auckland Pattern, No. 10

Auckland, Special Steel

Nos. 10 and 49 are the same in design.

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Atkins Rex Falling, No. 11

Rex, Falling, Silver Steel

The Rex No. 11 has a tooth similar to No. 1 and No. 540, but is made on a narrower plate and is perforated.

This saw is used for falling soft woods and for general purposes in small timber.

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Atkins Silver Steel Perfection Falling, No. 12

Perfection, Silver Steel

No. 12, a narrow blade used principally for falling or in cutting small timber, also furnished on Nos. 551, 553, 556.

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Atkins Auckland Pattern, No. 15

Auckland, Special Steel

No. 15 and 50 are the same in design.

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Atkins Concave Tooth Dexter, No. 18

Dexter, Silver Steel

Atkins Concave Tooth Dexter Saw is Dixie’s favorite. For the woods of the south it has no equal. Stands at the head of the list of easy, fast cutting saws.

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Atkins Silver Steel Dexter, No. 19

Dexter, Silver Steel

Atkins Concave Tooth Dexter Saw is Dixie’s favorite. For the woods of the south it has no equal. Stands at the head of the list of easy, fast cutting saws.

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No. 19, thin back.

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Atkins Silver Steel Concave Tooth Dexter, No. 20

Dexter, Silver Steel

Atkins Concave Tooth Dexter Saw is Dixie’s favorite. For the woods of the south it has no equal. Stands at the head of the list of easy, fast cutting saws.

No. 20, extra thin back.

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Atkins Silver Steel Diamond, No. 21

Diamond, Silver Steel

Diamond No. 21 is one of the original Diamond Cross Cut Saws. Two cutting teeth and raker and are recommended for cutting yellow pine, oak and other southern woods.

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Atkins Silver Steel Tasmanian, No. 41

Auckland, Tasmanian, Silver Steel

No. 41 Tasmanian has the M tooth similar to the famous No. 411 Tasmanian Racer. Made of SILVER STEEL and segment ground. A light running saw and cuts remarkably fast even in the hardest timber.

No. 241 is the same as the No. 41 except special steel.

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No. 50 Pondosa

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

No. 50 Pondosa Saw is designed especially for the Western and South Western states for sawing all kinds of pine.

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Bucking, No. 51

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

This is a full width, heavy blade, toothed to the end. The teeth and rakers are extra long, with wide roomy gullets, for clearing the kerf of sawdust. They are particularly recommended for use in cutting fir western pine and similar woods.

In special steel, the No. 51 is known as No. 251.

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Falling, No. 52

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

This saw has similar teeth to No. 51, but blade is considerably narrower and is recommended for falling purposes, in woods similar to those for which the No. 51 is best adapted.

Particularly recommended for use in falling fir, western pine and similar woods.

In special steel, the No. 52 as No. 252.

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The Perfection, No. 55

Pacific Coast Pattern, Perfection, Cutter, Silver Steel

ATKINS PERFECTION, No. 55—Now being used extensively throughout the western coast. Full width blade. Four cutting teeth and raker. Toothed to the end.

The Nos 55 and 77 are the same width blade and breast. No. 55 Skew back.

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Atkins Redwood King, No. 64

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

Atkins Redwood King, No. 64, as its name implies, is used almost exclusively in cutting redwood and woods of similar character. This saw is adapted especially for bucking and is a wide, heavy blade. Made in lengths from 6 to 20 feet, and in different gauges.

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Redwood Falling Saw, No. 67

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

This is the companion saw to Redwood King, No. 64, but is designed particularly for falling purposes.

Made in lengths from 6 to 20 feet, and in different gauges.

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The Eureka, No. 68

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

This saw was first designed for California trade, for use in cutting western redwood, pine, fir and other woods. Evenly ground, perfectly tempered and balanced. An extra wide, heavy blade, toothed to the end, and used for bucking.

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The Eureka Falling Saw, No. 69

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

Exactly similar to No. 68, except it is a narrower blade and is used for falling and cutting smaller timber. A favorite for California timber.

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No. 77-2 Cutter

Cutter Silver Steel

The Nos 55 and 77 are the same width blade and breast. No. 77 skew back.

No. 10—E. Same as No. 77 above except is 4¼ inches wide at center and 14x17x16 gauge, in 5 and 5½ foot lengths only.

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No. 220 Concave Tooth Dexter, Dixie's Favorite

Dexter, Special Steel

For the woods of the south it has no equal.

No. 220 extra thin back.

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Atkins Diamond, No. 221

Diamond, Special Steel

14x16 gauge.

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Atkins Diamond, No. 222

Diamond, Special Steel

14x18 gauge.

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Atkins Lone Star Diamond, No. 223

Diamond, Special Steel

No. 223 Lone Star diamond tooth pattern is a, good saw for general use in all kinds of timber.

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Atkins Victor, No. 224

Victor, Electric Alloy Steel

The No. 224 is a narrow pattern saw, skew back.

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Canada's Favorite, "The Victor," No. 225

Victor, Electric Alloy Steel

The No. 225 is a straight back wide pattern, particularly adapted for bucking.

Atkins Victor, No. 225, is Canada’s favorite; patented February 12, 1884.

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Victor, No. 226

Victor, Electric Alloy Steel

The No. 226 is of the narrower pattern straight back.

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Atkins Lance Tooth, No. 227

Lance Tooth, Special Steel

No. 227, is thin back, not perforated.

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Victor, No. 228

Victor, Electric Alloy Steel

The No. 228 is skew back with heavy breast.

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Tasmanian Pattern, No. 241

Auckland, Tasmanian, Special Steel

No. 241, same as No. 41, but made out of high grade Special Steel.

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West Australian Pattern, No. 242

Auckland, Special Steel

Atkins West Australian Pattern

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No. 251

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

This is a full width, heavy blade, toothed to the end. The teeth and rakers are extra long , with wide roomy gullets, for clearing the kerf of sawdust. They are particularly recommended for use in cutting fir western pine and similar woods.

In silver steel, the No. 251 is known as No. 51.

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Atkins Celebrated Dexter, No. 259

Pacific Coast Pattern, Dexter, Silver Steel

ATKINS DEXTER, No. 259—This saw was first introduced in the east, but has become a great favorite in certain sections of the Pacific Coast. This is the special Pacific Coast Pattern.

No. 605 same as above, excepting it is 13 x 17 gauge.

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Atkins No. 278 Moss Back

Moss Back

The Moss Back Blade are made as shown in the illustrations above, in connection with a number of the most popular styles of teeth.

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Atkins Improved Universal, No. 316

Improved Universal, Spcecial Steel

Guaranteed to work satisfactorily in both soft and hardwood. They have a decided advantage over other saws in rough timber where knots can not be avoided.

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Tuttle, No. 330

Tuttle Tooth, Diamond Point, Special Steel

One of the original Tuttle Tooth, Diamond Point. Designed principally for general utility work.

No. 330 is 14x16 gauge, thin back.

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"Our Thin-Back" Tuttle Tooth, No. 331

Tuttle Tooth, Diamond Point, Special Steel

One of the original Tuttle Tooth, Diamond Point. Designed principally for general utility work.

No. 331 is 14x18 gauge, thin back.

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The American Tooth, No. 333

American Tooth, Special Steel

No. 333 is a time honored saws carefully made of special steel straight back full width with the famous American tooth.

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Common Tooth, No. 337

Common Tooth, Special Steel

Straight back full width blade. Very good saw for bridge and construction work.

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Common Tooth, No. 338

Auckland, Common Tooth, Soecial Steel

Common Tooth Australian Pattern.

Straight back full width blade. Very good saw for bridge and construction work.

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Victor, No. 360

Pacific Coast Pattern, Victor, Silver Steel

ATKINS VICTOR, No. 360—A popular Canadian pattern that has found its way into all sections of the Pacific Coast. Sometimes called the Lance Tooth Perforated Pattern. 14 x 18 gauge.

No. 703 is similar excepting that it is 13 x 17 gauge.

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Atkins Lance Tooth, No. 361

Pacific Coast Pattern, Lance Tooth, Special Steel

Atkins Lance Tooth, No. 361, thin back, not perforated. 14 x 18 gauge.

No. 361 lance tooth is a high-grade special steel saw straight back, four cutter pattern toothed—to—the-end and particularly suited to the saw requirements of the Pacific coast.

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Atkins Diamond, No. 362

Pacific Coast Pattern, Diamond, Special Steel

ATKINS DIAMOND, No. 362—This is the old popular Diamond Tooth Cross Cut Saw. Now in general use. Pacific Coast Pattern. Thin back. Is toothed to the end. 14 x 18 gauge.

No. 706 is similar excepting that it is 13 x 17 gauge.

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Atkins Tuttle Tooth, Diamon Point, No. 363

Pacific Coast Pattern, Tuttle Tooth, Diamond Point, Special Steel

Atkin Tuttle Tooth, No. 363—This is the old original Tuttle Tooth. Diamond point. Toothed to the end for Pacific coast use. Thin Back. 14 x 18 gauge.

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Atkins Hollow Back Tuttle, No. 379

Hollow Back, Tuttle Tooth, Special Steel

A practical saw for ordinary use.

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Atkins Hollow Back Tuttle, No. 381

Hollow Back, Tuttle Tooth, Special Steel

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Atkins Hollow-Back Matchless, No. 382

Hollow Back, Matchless, Special Steel

No. 382 style of tooth is also made in wide blade, No. 317

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Atkins Hollow Back Diamond, No. 384

Hollow Back, Diamond, Special Steel

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Atkins Hollow Back American Tooth, No. 385

Hollow Back, American Tooth, Special Steel

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Atkins Hollow Back Victor, No. 386

Hollow Back, Victor, Special Steel

Well known and in demand wherever the less expensive four cutter pattern saws for general cutting is desired. Many farmers like these saws because they are easy to handle.

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Atkins Hollow Back Victor, No. 388

Hollow Back, Victor, Forester, Special Steel

Atkins Hollow Back Victor. No. 388, is the well known Lance Tooth Pattern.

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Cedar King, No. 389

One-Man, Rex, Special Steel or Silver Steel

The teeth are same pattern as the No. 540 Cross Cut Saw.

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Tuttle Tooth, No. 390

One-Man, Tuttle Tooth, Special Steel

Has the same pattern tooth as found in the regular patterns of Tuttle Tooth, Nos. 330 and 379, but of somewhat smaller size.

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Diamond Tooth, No. 391

One-Man, Diamond Tooth, Special Steel

Teeth are similar to the regular Diamond No. 221, though smaller.

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Victor Tooth, No. 392

One-Man, Victor Tooth, Special Steel

The straight back is No. 392 and skew back No. 394.

Teeth are same as in the regular Victor No. 225, but smaller.

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The American Tooth, No. 393

One-Man, American Tooth, Special Steel

Teeth are the same as used in the regular American No. 333, but smaller.

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American Tooth Skew Back, No. 395

One-Man, American Tooth, Special Steel

This saw is exactly similar to No. 393, except it is made with a skew back, instead of a straight back.

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Common Tooth, No. 397

One-Man, Common Tooth, Special Steel

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One Man Matchless, No. 399

One-Man, Matchless, Special Steel

This is a special patented tooth.

It is particularly recommended for heavy cutting, such as fence posts, rafters, rails, studding, etc. It operates equally well in cross cutting, ripping or mitreing and is unexcelled as a framing saw.

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No. 411 Tasmanian Racer

Auckland, Tasmanian, Silver Steel

No. 411 Tasmanian Racer is the fastest cutting M tooth saw made. It is preferred where speed, as well as fine cutting is essential.

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Sheffield, No. 490

One-Man, Tuttle Tooth, Sheffield Steel

Sheffield brand One—Man Saws are made of a fine grade of crucible steel, carefully tempered and nicely finished. They will give satisfaction in ordinary usage.

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Sheffield, No. 491

One-Man, Diamond Tooth, Sheffield Steel

Same Diamond Tooth pattern as No. 391.

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Sheffield, No. 493

One-Man, American Tooth, Sheffield Steel

American Tooth similar to No. 393.

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Atkins Silver Steel Tasmanian, No. 511

Auckland, Tasmanian, Silver Steel

No. 611 is same as the No. 511 except special steel.

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Atkins Silver Steel, No. 518

Silver Steel

Atkins No. 518 is a well known style of tooth made particularly for white pine, yellow poplar, and woods of this class.

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Atkins Silver Steel, No. 540

Rex, Cutter, Silver Steel

The No. 540 is very popular for cutting oak and other hard woods. Used by woodsmen, farmers and others who prefer quality.

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No. 542

Auckland, Silver Steel

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Inland Empire, No. 544

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

Timbermen throughout the West are delighted with the INLAND EMPIRE, No. 544.

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ACME, No. 545

Pacific Coast Pattern, Silver Steel

The genuine is plainly marked "E. C. ATKINS & CO." and "SILVER STEEL" on the blade.

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Atkins Silver Steel Rex, No. 550

Rex, Silver Steel

No. 550 has two cutting teeth, and a raker for cutting oak, and other hardwoods.

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Australian Perfection, No. 551

Perfection, Silver Steel

Designed for Cutting yellow pine, hardwoods and resinous, knotty timber.

These saws are used principally by expert timber cutters and woodsmen east of the Mississippi River and in the South.

No. 551, a narrow blade used principally for falling or in cutting small timber, also furnished on Nos. 12, 553, 556.

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Australian Rex, No. 552

Auckland, Rex, Silver Steel

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Atkins Silver Steel Perfection, No. 553

Perfection, Silver Steel

Designed for Cutting yellow pine, hardwoods and resinous, knotty timber.

These saws are used principally by expert timber cutters and woodsmen east of the Mississippi River and in the South.

No. 553, a narrow blade used principally for falling or in cutting small timber, also furnished on Nos. 12, 551, 556.

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Atkins Silver Steel Perfection, No. 556

Pacific Coast Pattern, Perfection, Silver Steel

Designed for Cutting yellow pine, hardwoods and resinous, knotty timber.

These saws are used principally by expert timber cutters and woodsmen east of the Mississippi River and in the South.

Favorite in the Inland Empire.

No. 556, a narrow blade used principally for falling or in cutting small timber, also furnished on Nos. 12, 551, 553.

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No. 566 Australian Pegraker

Auckland, Pegraker, Silver Steel

No. 566 Pograker Blue End saw won first place in the Royal National Agricultural and Industrial association sawing contest simply because it is a better saw. It is not just an exhibition saw. It is used by many sawyers every day in cutting timber for commercial use.

No. 766 is same as No. 566 except 14 x 16 x 18 gauge, special steel

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Chippawa, No. 654

One-Man, Lance Tooth Perforated, Special Steel

This saw, as illustrated, is the same pattern plate as Cedar King, taper ground. The blade has four cutting teeth and raker, perforated same as No. 741; handle is same as No. 741; it is 15 gauge on tooth edge and 17 gauge on the back at the point; the center is 18 gauge and at the butt near handle, 19 gauge.

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Tamarack, No. 741

One-Man, Lance Tooth Perforated, Silver Steel

Extra heavy gauge. Taper ground. Lance tooth perforated. Perfection shape rakers. Extra large hand hold, for use with heavy gloves.

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One Man Saw, No. 748

One-Man, Lance Tooth, Special Steel

A very popular, medium priced saw. The teeth are similar in pattern to the Lance Tooth Victor Cross Cut Saw, but are smaller and not perforated.

The handle is extra large for use with gloves, if desired.

No. 749 is the same except the teeth are perforated.

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One Man Saw, No. 749

One-Man, Lance Tooth Perforated, Special Steel

The teeth are similar in pattern to the Victor Cross Cut Saw, but are smaller. Perforated.

The handle is extra large for use with gloves, if desired.

No. 748 is the same except the teeth are not perforated.

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No. 761 Lance Tooth

One-Man, Lance Tooth, Silver Steel

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Atkins Russian Pattern

Special Steel

Made with round holes in each end for Common Ears.

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Clincher

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

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Double Hook

Cast Steel

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Electric Tooth

Special Steel

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Hickory

Cast Steel

Same Tooth as "Feather Edge", but 14x16 gauge.

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The Howatson

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

Felling saw. Narrow and stiff

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The Occident

Pacific Coast Pattern, Diamond Point, Special Steel

For lumberman. Practical design. Exepcially adapted for expert operators.

This saw is for heavy work, but is made to meet the demand for a saw thinner than the Pacifico.

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Atkins Pacifico

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

Extra heavy for the very largest timbers.

Improved pattern teeth.

A favorite on the pacific coast.

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Pacific Star

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

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Perfection Tooth Rex Falling Saw

Perfection, Rex, Diamond Point, Special Steel

New England's favorite.

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Rex Perforated

Rex Perforated, Special Steel,

Selected crucible steel.

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Sheffield Tooth

Cast Steel

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Single Hook

Cast Steel

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Star of the West

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

Saw for felling timber. A that is at once narrow and stiff.

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The Tyee

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

New pattern teeth.

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The Worden

Pacific Coast Pattern, Special Steel

This saw is designed for heavy work in large timbers.

It is somewhat lighter than "Pacifico," though similar in style.

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Other Known Vintage Crosscut Saws: E. C. Atkins

The following are crosscut saws that were mentioned in the tool catalogs, but were not featured. They lack illustrations and details.


Tabulations of Approximate Weights, Dimensions and Gauges of Atkins Cross Cut Saws - 1923

Specifications of Teeth - 1923

Specifications of Teeth 2 - Date Uknown


Vintage Crosscut Saw Teeth: E. C. Atkins

The following are various types of teeth found on E. C. Atkins One-Man and Two-Man crosscut saws.

American No. 333 American No. 385 American Tooth Clincher Common No. 337 Common Tooth Dexter Dexter No. 219 Diamond No. 222 Diamond No. 322 Diamond No. 384 Diamond Tooth Double Hook Electric Tooth Eureka No. 68 Feather Edge Improved Universal No. 316 Lance No 227 Lance No 327 Lance Tooth Lone Star No 223 Matchless Medium Tuttle No. 51 No. 52 No. 251 No. 252 Occident Pacifico Pacific Star Perfection Perfection No. 5 Perfection No. 55 Redwood Falling No. 67 Redwood King No. 64 Rex No. 1 Rex No. 1 Perforated Rex No. 2 Rex No. 3 Rex No. 540 Sheffield Tooth Silver Steel No. 518 Silver Steel No. 540 Single Hook Tuttle No. 330 Tuttle No. 331 Tuttle No. 379 Tuttle Tooth Tuttle Tooth No. 263 Tuttle Tooth No. 363 Victor Victor No. 225 Victor No. 325 Victor No. 360 Victor No. 386

Vintage Crosscut Saw Handles: E. C. Atkins

The following are the handles for E. C. Atkins Two-Man crosscut saws and One-Man crosscut saws.

Two-Man Crosscut Saw Handles

No. 1. Loop Handle No. 2. Reversible Handle No. 3. Loop Handle No. 4. Dexter Reversible Handle No. 4L No. 5. Loop Handle No. 6. Loop Handle No. 7. Reversible Handle No. 8. Loop Handle No. 9. Loop Handle, Reversible. No. 10. Loop Handle No. 11. Reversible Handle No. 12. Loop Handle No. 13X. Loop Handle No. 14. Reversible Handle No. 15. Reversible Handle No. 16. Loop Handle No. 20. Loop Handle No. 21 No. 22. Reversible Handle No. 23. Loop Handle No. 24 No. 25 No. 26 No. 28 Cross Cut Handle No. 29 No. 33 Cross Cut Handle No. 108 No. 111

One-Man Crosscut Saw Handles

One-Man Saw Handle No. 1. One-Man Saw Handle No. 2. Atkins No 202 Supllementary One-Man Handle Atkins No. 389 One-Man Handle Supplementary Handle For One-Man Saws.

Source: E. C. Atkins - Tool Catalogs

The following tool catalogs were researched to make this reference guide.

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