Free saw blade books
If you email email@example.com I will reply and attach 2
1. Lowell Freeborn’s Carbide Saw Manual.
2. Carbide Saw Specification Manual
Lowell Freeborn started SystiMatic with Bob Budke then went on to
found Freeborn tool in Spokane. His book is a standard in the tool
industry. This is the original version and is a bit dated in parts.
He uses the old metric to inch conversion ratio and many of the
carbide companies listed no longer exist. However his descriptions
of saw sharpening and saw hammering are considered industry classics.
They are extremely accurate and very easy to understand.
The Carbide Saw Specification Manual does not list an author or source
and I cannot find one. It reads very much like it was written by Don
Anderson who was head of cutting tool engineering for Weyerhaeuser in
the 80”s. It was written for sawmill saws but is a standard in
industry for all saws.
Mush of this information is on our web site in the form of individual
articles however I promised Mr. Freeborn that I would do his best to
keep his book alive.
Too many truly good books disappear. At one time I had Chisels on a
Wheel on my web site. I had permission from the publisher who was the
copyright holder. Then the author’s daughter surfaced, acquired the
copyright and insisted I take the book down. Saving these books is
sort of a hobby, I guess.