From the Saw Shop Wall of Shame: chainsaw


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

Do I really need to tell anyone NOT to start a chainsaw this way? :)

chainsaw darwin

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!

From the Saw Shop Hall of Shame: Damaged Atkins handsaw handle


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works restored antique tools

damaged atkins handsaw handle

Sometimes, in the process of working on customer tools or restoring tools for my inventory, I run across things that are so bad, they just beg for a Wall of Shame to put them on :).

This is (was) what should have been a decent little Atkins handsaw with a “flower” patten handle. It came to me in a bundle of other saws, otherwise I’d never have picked it up.

This is a great example of why I always say to NEVER leave a tool handle without finish on it (you can see where the original shellac finish chipped and peeled off the handle). Yup, that’s not only a split in the handle, it’s a vertical split following the blade slot. Unfortunately, that split severely compromises the structural integrity of the handle, so this saw was one for the trash.

Protect your tool handles!

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!

Mobile Sharpening Announcement: New weekly pick up and drop off areas added!


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works restored antique tools

Greetings everyone!

We’re adding new weekly pick up and drop off service areas in southern Maine! Saturday mornings, we will now be picking up and dropping off on request in the towns of Alfred, Lyman, Sanford, and Springvale ME. Just drop us a line and we’ll come to you!

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!

Restored vintage tools for Christmas 2012, 2 days!: Geo. Bishop No. 7 backsaw


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

bishop backsaw

SwiftWater restored vintage tools

Need a unique gift that you will NOT be able to find in any store anywhere? Take a restored, high quality, vintage tool from SwiftWater Edge Tool Works!

Geo. H. Bishop No.7 1890s backsaw 10″ 14tpi —

Blade cleaned and sharpened, 100% of the etch is legible. Handle refinished with our hand rubbed linseed oil finish.

$60

Call me at 207-399-7108, email me at saw@swiftwatertel.com, or visit me at any mobile sharpening stop to purchase this item!

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!

Restored vintage tools for Christmas 2012: Santa’s Tool Box!


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

SwiftWater restored vintage tools

Need a unique gift that you will NOT be able to find in any store anywhere? Take a restored, high quality, vintage tool from SwiftWater Edge Tool Works!

These featured restored vintage tools are still available, get them before they’re gone!

Disston 1 man crosscut saw
Keen Kutter KK6 fore plane
2 man crosscut felling saws
Timberframing corner chisel
Simmons Keen Kutter 816 handsaw
Goodell Pratt miter box
Simonds 325 crosscut saw
Disston D-8 thumbhole rip saw
Stanley Bailey #5 jack plane
Simonds crosscut saw set
Simonds No. 10 star and moon rip saw
Atha Tool Co. woodchopper’s maul

Check out our web site for many more great tools!

Call me at 207-399-7108, email me at saw@swiftwatertel.com, or visit me at any mobile sharpening stop to purchase this item!

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!

Restored vintage tools for Christmas 2012, 3 days!: Bay State Saw Mfg No. 26


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

Bay State No. 26 handsaw
Bay State Simonds No. 26

SwiftWater restored vintage tools

Need a unique gift that you will NOT be able to find in any store anywhere? Take a restored, high quality, vintage tool from SwiftWater Edge Tool Works!

Bay State (Simonds) No.26 1920s Crosscut 20″ 11tpi—

Gorgeous wheat carved handle, excellent blade, 100% of etch bright and legible! Handle refinished with our hand rubbed special linseed oil finish.

$50

Call me at 207-399-7108, email me at saw@swiftwatertel.com, or visit me at any mobile sharpening stop to purchase this item!

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!

Restored vintage tools for Christmas 2012, 3 days!: Gift Certificates


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

SwiftWater restored vintage tools

Got the last minute Christmas present blues?
Can’t decide on just the right vintage tool?

Give a gift certificate!

Valid for 1 year for any product or service we offer and saves money ($25 certificate for $20, $50 certificate for $40, $100 certificate for $80!), delivered to you digitally, just download and print!

It’s always in style, always the right color, and always the right size! Use it for a top quality restored vintage axe, handsaw, crosscut saw, plane, or a wide range of other tools from Disston, Atkins, Simonds, Stanley, True Temper, Kelley, Snow and Nealley, Plumb, and more! Or use it for sharpening, tool repair, or tool restoration services!

Give a gift certificate today!

Visit me at any of the following locations:

B&G Treasures, 11 Depot St, Norridgewock, ME (Mondays)

Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)

Somerset Woods turnout, Canaan Rd (Rt 2), Skowhegan,ME (Wednesday)

Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Saturday)

Fryeburg Flea Market (Fryeburg Fairgrounds), Fryeburg, ME
(Sundays, Memorial Day thru end of September)

298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!