Cotton & Johnson 6" dovetail saw

Discussion in 'Forum: Saw Identification and Discussion' started by rob1713, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. rob1713

    rob1713 Active Member

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    I picked up this little back saw a few weeks back, it's marked Cotton and Johnson whom I'm guessing would be a tool retailer as they are not in BS&SM. It's a nice looking saw but the plate is completely shot.
    I'd like to replate it but I haven't got any thin plate on my store of unsaveable saws to use. Can anyone point me in the direction of a saw plate supplier in the UK ?
    The original plate is 0.020 inch thick.
     

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  2. Underthedirt

    Underthedirt Most Valued Member

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    That is gorgeous, it looks tiny perhaps smaller than 8", what a beautiful handle, thanks for posting it.

    Regards

    Mari
     
  3. ray

    ray Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi Rob,

    I'm with Mari on this one, it's a very nice looking saw.

    Sorry I can't point you to a UK supplier, but I can help with specifying what material you should be looking for. Spring steel shim is available in sheets up to 24" x 6" in the USA it's called 1095 spring steel, I think in the UK it's called CS95
    I've previously purchased from these guys https://www.victornet.com/report/Spring-Steel/1306.html

    A starting point for a UK search might be http://springsteelstock.co.uk/

    If you do manage to track down a UK source, let us know.

    Regards
    Ray
     
  4. rob1713

    rob1713 Active Member

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    Thanks for the comments and Thanks for the pointer on a steel supplier Ray.
    I'll give them a call and let you know how I get on.
    Cheers
    Rob