Explain to your customer the points of interest
about the saws you are selling.
He may be a Carpenter, and thoroughly familiar
with the use of saws; but you are a Merchant, and are equally
well posted on the facts concerning saws, so you, in a nice way,
can talk your line to your customer in terms not only
understands but which command his respectful attention.
Tell why there are different priced saws.
The better grade Simonds Saw is ground with four
gauges taper from tooth edge to back and from toe to heel.
Grinding is slow, expensive work, but it adds very greatly to
the value of a saw.
Saws not full taper ground will bind in the cut,
and it would be a waste of money for a god carpenter to bother
with such saw at any price, no matter how cheap.
Simonds Saws are made of steel made in Simonds'
own Steel Mill and therefore the metal has an edge-holding
quality not found in saws made of ordinary steel which has not
had the specialized saw-making attention that has been given
Saw Steel is the product of experience.
We claim that Simonds Saws hang correctly are
ground perhaps closer to gauge, and therefore hang lighter in
the hand than any other make of saw on the market.
Handles should be made of thoroughly seasoned
wood, so that they will never check or crack. Simonds Apple Wood
is seasoned for three years under our own direction before being
made into handles.
Handles that are carved and polished may be of
no better quality than plain handles, but they look better and
cost more to make.
Carpenters take pride in their saws, and want
them to be a credit to their tool kits.
The catalog presented here was made available by Mark Stansbury.
Mark designed and maintains several websites dedicated to
hand tools of 19th century. Here are a few links that will take
you to his sites: