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English Staircase Saw

3rd June 2020

English Staircase Saw

A wonderful example of an English staircase saw, from a private collection.

Used to cut the sides of staircase housings or 'strings' that hold the risers and treads.

English Staircase Saw

Examples from Europe and the USA turn up reasonably frequently however those produced in the UK are rare and it is believed that most were produced for export.

English Staircase Saw

This saw is a little more complex than the typical simple staircase saw and includes a near full length steel depth stop adjusted by two brass thumb screws.

English Staircase Saw

Further information on this saw, a copy being made by Jim Hendrix and your opportunity to win both the copy and a Bill Carter mitre plane can be found on YouTube here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdL55bVdScw&feature=youtu.be 

English Staircase Saw

Enjoy the photos.

Robert Leach

OLD HAND TOOLS