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Offline Twilight Fenrir

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Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« on: July 02, 2015, 06:00:44 AM »
Well here's something I've never seen before, a reversible circular saw...

This isn't mine, nor anyone I know, but thought it was something pretty uncommon that you folks might appreciate seeing :P



http://duluth.craigslist.org/tls/5088568844.html
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2015, 09:44:53 AM »
Fascinating.  And, clearly, a tool that met frequent needs of carpenters, as evidenced by the large number of other version of this design...

Offline Aunt Phil

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2015, 11:56:07 AM »
I can see it as useful for cutting down into laminate, plastics and possibly flooring to minimize damage to the top surface.  Beyond that, WHY?
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Offline bill300d

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2015, 03:32:31 PM »
Found this description
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2015, 07:36:52 AM »
Trim saw, then.  Interesting.

Offline Twilight Fenrir

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2015, 07:52:46 PM »
Or, if you got a bunch of guys working for you, and they're split 50/50 between left and right hand users :P

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2015, 03:44:25 PM »
Lefties get so used to using right-handed tools that it's often hard to use a left-handed one.  I can't use leftie scissors worth a darn.  There's a subtle "push" the hand applies to keep the blades close as you cut, and I just can't make it work when I hold the scissors in my left (dominant) hand.

Offline turnnut

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2015, 07:19:07 PM »
I am also a southpaw,  one thing that I will never forget was the very 1st time using a chainsaw.

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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2015, 06:40:15 AM »
I am also a southpaw,  one thing that I will never forget was the very 1st time using a chainsaw.
There are certain tools that can be used righthanded only.  Chainsaws are one of them.

Oddly, some tools and other things work better for lefties when used righthanded.  Guitars are one example.  The complicated stuff happens on the left hand when the guitar's held "properly."

Offline Branson

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2015, 06:23:38 AM »
I'm not certain this is a right hand/left hand thing.  Some circular saws have most of the plate to the right of the blade, others put most of the plate to the left of the blade.  I remember a number of times wishing the saw I was using had the plate to the opposite side.  There are times, too, when it would have been convenient to start a cut at one end, but finish the cut from the other.  Looking at that saw I found myself thinking, "I could have used that feature a number of time!"

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Re: Stanley "Eager Beaver" reversible circular saw
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2015, 03:47:36 PM »
How do you keep the blade nut from loosening in one direction?

Seems like you could have a loose blade problem in one direction.

Chilly ( I think I'm in a nit-picky moodbtoday......)