Saw Manufacturer's Idea of Metal Thicknesses
4:16 PM 7/28/2022
On three of the following gauge data sheets there is the use of "full", "scant" and "no sub-size" qualifications for specific thicknesses and that different manufactures seem to have different ideas of the thickness that those "special" qualifications mean.
From the way that the gauge sizes are defined, using values to the nearest 1/64th is important.
Pages from four of the most common saw manufactures that made cross cut saws showing their idea of gauge thicknesses:
- Disston, Disston Handbook on Saws 1917
- EC Atkins, EC Atkins 1906 Catalog 114
- Simonds, Simonds Catalogue No 23 1923. Some of the sizes change a little in these two catalogs.
- Simonds, Simonds Saws Knives Files Steel 1916 Catalog-178. Some of the sizes change a little in these two catalogs.
- Keen Kutter, Keen Kutter Catalog No 776 this gauge information is in a small table in the lower left hand side of the catalog page. Unfortunately the copy that I have is not overly clearly reproduced.