Spear and Jackson saws of all types have appeared back on the eBay sites but these are not, repeat not Sheffield made tools. They do not say where they are made and they are looking good. I would test them if I wanted to promote Asian lines, which I do not. I have tested some newer USA makers and one or two have hit the mark with a good panel saw but even these with very nice wood and steel fall short. They are straight backed, an inferior retrograde step, and they are often not taper ground. If they go the extra mile and get that right they will understand why makers followed the recommendations of craftsmen to come up with an evolved saw decided by those that used them. They will have a good saw.

  • Alec Garner on Finally Sorted My Tools;David Stanley Auctions; if you're in the UK.
  • Wayne Whalen on Finally Sorted My ToolsMaybe you could open a woodworkers museum and be its curator and demonstrate the use and history of the most interesting pieces. You could build the display cases made with joints…
  • Daniel Currie on Finally Sorted My ToolsHi there where is the best place to sell vintage tools .I have a Norris 20 1/2 joining plane never been used .Just dont want it to go on eBay and not get what is worth thanks
  • Thomas on Working AlonePaul, you haven't posted since this blog - we're all getting a bit worried I think!
  • Michael Muschal on MisnomersThanks, Paul. I reported that to Ebay. I expect they'll close him up. Found your Essential Tools book and DVD at Rocksmith LTD. Looking forward to reading and following your guidan…
  • Stuart Woodcock on Sharp TalkingHaving been inducted into sharpening knives via the Kangaroo meat industry at 17 in the 1970s (yes i kid you not first for pet meat and then human consumption in France) we only ha…
  • John Besharian on Working AloneWell, Mr. Whalen, you seem a "Glass Half Empty" sort of soul. I can just imagine the sort of toasts you'd give at happy events like, say weddings, for example. If therapy is your p…