Follies of the Madmen #400

And just as lethal!

Original ad here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 10, 2018
     Category: Business | Advertising | Death | Tools | 1920s | Weapons

In the same way I do not need a gun to complete a home project, I do not need the saw to balance so long as it tears through the material I am cutting. After I have fashioned the target and safely placed it in an ideal location, then I want the Colt .45 to do it's job.

agent j
Posted by agent j on 12/10/18 at 10:08 AM
I would guess most of the hacksaws manufactured today are made in China. I wonder how many are sold there, and what kind of print ads are being used to induce the Chinese handymen to buy them.
Posted by Fritz G on 12/11/18 at 06:18 AM
I thought that the Starrett name sounded familiar, so last night I went searching through some machine tools that my grandfather used for his metier as a precision machinist. There I found some measuring tools stamped with the Starrett name. They are very nice tools and in remarkable shape for their age, more than 80 years old.
Posted by KDP on 12/11/18 at 09:36 AM
I have fired a revolver and also used a hacksaw. If I fired the revolver holding it the same as a hacksaw, I would, at minimum, be missing fingers.
Posted by BMN on 12/11/18 at 11:09 AM
Starrett was always the "expensive but worth it" brand for machinists. The hand tools were on a par with the finest pre-war Japanese equipment, and the measuring instruments were the best you'd find outside of a Swiss watchmaker's shop. Even today, Starrett is the standard. A Mitutoyo 1" mic costs about $100 and has an accuracy of 0.0001", a B&S is $130 with the same accuracy, while a Starrett costs $150 but is accurate to 0.00005".
Posted by Phideaux on 12/11/18 at 11:13 AM
agent j: I bet that if you did a lot of sawing all day long, say professionally, you'd find a well-balanced hacksaw a lot easier on your hands. Though not balanced in the same way as a revolver, I suppose.

BMN: The other way 'round as well...
Posted by Richard Bos on 12/15/18 at 05:52 AM
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