Well, if you're going to cite Wikipedia, how about this:
Note that it includes no less than 4 prior claims to the
invention before Ms Babbitt, including the Portsmouth
Dockyard I previously mentioned, and the Miller patent
J. Clarke cited.
Exactly my point, now. There are multiple references to this claim.
And the 1600's Dutch wind mills.
Pick the one you want to believe. It really does not matter which you
believe, history is not going to change and discrepancies can be found
That's a far cry from any previous posting claim, sorry.
But if you're going to claim there's something bogus, it needs more than
just shouting to refute it...actual research and documentation is the
only way to correct the record (which is what reputable historians and
even collectors and amateurs at least attempt to do).
Well at least I will admit that there are other claims.
They can't all be true, And for that matter a record can be false and or
incorrect. Not saying that this one is but only one of the claims would
be correct in being the first to invent. And like you said, research
would have to be done but even that would only be as accurate as the
And I don't claim to be an expert, historian or amateur historian.
It is just that there are multiple claims over the last 400 years and
the one with the patent is not the earliest.
Well, the data _can_ all be true (and most of what was posted here was
as far as the facts of _what_ and dates; it's the other claims of trying
to establish "firstest" that are applied external of actual fact that
are suspect. But, of course, when it's pretty clear that the person
some are claiming to hold the honor wasn't yet born when it's also
pretty clear that there were such already in existence is pretty easy to
refute logically. Once it's on the internet, however, it has the
property that it "shall live forever in infamy"--it's just the nature of
Babbit invented the table saw - or portable circular saw used by
wordworkers making furniture. The large circularsaw used in sawmills
was "invented " in the late 1700s in europe - and ganged circular saws
were in use well before 1800 to cut several boards at once.
On 8/16/2015 9:56 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I would love to see a drawing to back this up. I am closer to believing
this but " through the small wheel goes a square bar of iron, that
receives the saws, which are a circular figure, does not quite convince
me. I know I am being anal about the description, but saws are not
blades. And there is not mention of blades that I saw. A drawing would
be what I would need to see.
There is a lot of readily available historic documentation that backs
Not trying to be a help, just looking for a better explanation of who
really invented the circle saw "blade".
I'm sorry if me not seeing this the same way as others is causing
anguish and the need to call names. It really does not matter.
I think I can resolve this for you guys. My wife bought a parakeet last
week. He or she clamps her beak on a (ladder) dowel and twists--with
enough affect that it drew my attention.
If you listen close, you might be able to hear him chirping in the next
room...I may need to get hearing protection to use with my saw... ; )
I just heard a big "THUD" a minute ago--I thought What could he have
possibly dropped??? Checking around, A large Redtailed Hawk flew into my
window--no doubt after my new new circular saw! He flew off after a
few minutes, so no harm no foul, I guess. I could see the parakeet on
his perch through the window when I was mowing, but it didn't occur to
me that anyone/anything else would take an interest.. Put a naked light
blue bird in your window and the voyeurs come out...lol!
For as unstructured as its day is, it sure likes to go to bed at dusk.
Posture/position/attitude are all there (my wife covers the cage). Up
with the sun too, at least for our first 6 days so far. My wife is a
good intermediary for us; she brought him in to watch Jeopardy with me
for a few minutes tonight. It likes its Wooden ladder, and it's a good
Our Budgie jumped and hit his head tonight, and birds have thin bones.
He was buried in sight of the area he surveyed through his window, along
with his favorite ladder. Although he was only with my wife and I for a
short time, he enriched our lives.
That seems a reasonable statement. I seem to remember reading
somewhere that her first version was powered by a treadle from
a (yarn) spinning wheel.
I note that, by Electric Comet's original query, that means it
was not a power tool by his definition.
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