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!

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Restored vintage tools for Christmas 2012, 22 days!: Simmons Keen Kutter plane


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!

Simmons Keen Kutter KK6 fore plane

E.C.Simmons Keen Kutter KK6 —

This plane was made for Simmons by the Ohio Tool Company and closely matches the Stanley Bailey #6 plane. This KK6 has 75% of the original body finish, 100% of the original wood finish, and the correct Keen Kutter marked cutting iron that is much thicker than the Stanley irons. This plane is clean, sharp, and ready to go!

$65

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, 23 days!: Simmons Keen Kutter


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!

Simmons Keen Kutter 816 saw
Simmons Keen Kutter 816 saw

Keen Kutter 816 1935-1955 Crosscut 24″ 10tpi —

This saw is an E.C. Simmons labeled Keen Kutter (early) and is an OEM version of the Keystone (Disston) K-3 “Pacemaker”. Keen Kutter etch is complete but quite faded. Handle refinished with our 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, 27 days!: Keen Kutter KK6 Fore Plane


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!

Keen Kutter KK6 plane

Keen Kutter KK6 fore plane —

This is an E. C. Simmons Hardware Keen Kutter KK6 fore place. This plane was made for Simmons by the Ohio Tool Company and closely matches the Stanley Bailey #6 plane. This KK6 has 75% of the original body finish, 100% of the original wood finish, and the correct Keen Kutter marked cutting iron that is much thicker than the Stanley irons. This plane is clean, sharp, and ready to go!

$65

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!

In the Saw Shop, New for Sale: Classic hedge clippers, fire axe, vintage Stanley planes.


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

New additions just available, get your restored old tools now!

H. Boker & Co. hedge clippers
This is a pair of classic H. Boker & Co. “Trenton” hedge clippers from the 1930s. H. Boker was far more famous for their excellent knives, this is the first thing other than knives I’ve seen from them. The beefy high carbon steel blades have been thoroughly cleaned and well sharpened and the hardwood handles have been beautifully refinished with a classic linseed oil finish and an acrylic clearcoat for durability. Just a classic high quality tool that also looks great!

$25
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Craftsman classic hedge clippers, 1940s
This is a pair of Craftsman #8653 hedge clippers from the 1940s. The high carbon steel blades have been well cleaned and sharpened and the original ash handles have been treated to an old school linseed oil finish and an acrylic clearcoat. You can’t get a tool like this from WalMart!

$25
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Edge Tool Co. Jersey pattern.
This is an “Edge Tool Co.” marked Jersey pattern poll axe head. This is a full wedge profile 5lb head in great condition, clean, sharp, minor mushrooming on the poll. The head is also stamped “HOSE 10” on one cheek so I suspect this may have been a fire department engine axe in a previous life. This would make a spectacular heavy splitting axe!

$20
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Stanley #4 smoothing plane, type 16, 1933-1941
This is a Stanley Bailey #4 bench smoothing plane. The #4, along with the #5, was the staple of every carpenter’s toolbox in the day. This example is actually made in Canada, with 100% of the original body finish (plus a couple of very small paint splatters) and 100% of the original wood finish. This plane is clean, sharpened, and ready to work!

$30
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Stanley #5 jack plane, type 17, 1942-1945
This is a Stanley Bailey #5 jack plane. The #5, along with the #4, was the staple of every carpenter’s toolbox in the day. This appears to be a war production plane with the much thicker body casting. Original body finish is 95%, original wood finish is 90%. This plane is clean, sharpened, and ready to work!

$45
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Stanley No. 7 jointer plane, type 4. 1874 to 1884.
This is a great example of an early Stanley Bailey with some minor chipping at the back of the mouth that doesn’t effect the plane’s operation at all and a small chip on the side at the toe. Correct Stanley Rule and Level cutting iron (chip breaker screw hole at the top) with plenty of meat left on it. Excellent condition for a 130+ year old tool! The plane has been thoroughly cleaned and sharpened. The body finish is 60%+ , the wood is in excellent shape!. This is a great example of an early Stanley and is completely usable and ready to work!

$75
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Stanley #18
This is a Stanley #18 block plane. This #18 is 6″ long with the adjustable mouth to prevent tearout when planing hard woods, standard cutting iron angle, vertical post depth adjuster, and a lateral adjustment lever. It also includes a “knuckle joint” lever cap (with minor pitting of the nickle plating) and tons of length left on the cutting iron. A great, usable, example of a plane that hasn’t been made since 1950!

$40
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Keen Kutter KK6 fore plane
This is an E. C. Simmons Hardware Keen Kutter KK6 fore place. This plane was made for Simmons by the Ohio Tool Company and closely matches the Stanley Bailey #6 plane. This KK6 has 75% of the original body finish, 100% of the original wood finish, and the correct Keen Kutter marked cutting iron that is much thicker than the Stanley irons. This plane is clean, sharp, and ready to go!

$65
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Visit me at any of the following locations:

Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME (Mondays)
Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Fridays)
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!

In the Saw Shop: Restored vintage hand saws for sale!


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

I’ve just finished restoring a GREAT bunch of top quality vintage handsaws! You don’t find tools like this at WalMart!

Disston D-8 “thumbhole” handle #1. This is an early 1920s vintage Disston D-8 rip saw with the super scarce 2 handed “thumbhole” handle. This saw has a beefy 26″ blade at 5 1/2 tpi rip with a 100% readable etch. The handle has been treated to a fresh, old school linseed oil finish.

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$75

Disston D-8 “thumbhole” handle #2. This is a late 1910s version of the same saw as listed above except with a beautiful cherry poly finish on the handle!

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$100

Disston No. 7. This is an 1890s Disston No. 7 rip saw with a 26″ blade, 6 tpi, and a beautifully finished apple wood handle.

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$40

Disston D-7 pair. This is a matched pair of WWII vintage Disston D-7
saws. One is a 26″ 8 tpi crosscut and the other is a 26″ 6 tpi rip saw. Both
saws have bright, 100% readable etches and fresh, old school linseed oil
finishes. A super matched pair of saws!

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$30 ea or $50 for the pair

Keystone K-4 “Airmaster”. This is a Keystone K-4 “Airmaster” (made by Disston) crosscut saw. This saw has a 20″ panel saw blade and medium fine 10 tpi. This WWII vintage saw has a near perfect etch featuring a B-17 bomber on it. The handle has about 90% of its original finish.

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$60

Simonds No.10 “Star and Moon”. This is a rare 1901 Simonds No. 10 rip saw with the “star and moon” Simonds logo. This saw has a super clean 26″ blade and 6 1/2 tpi. Most of these saws left around don’t have any etch left, this one has a bright, 100% perfect etch. The handle has been refinished with an old school linseed oil finish and a protective acrylic clearcoat. A scarce example of a great saw!

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$100

Keen Kutter 816. This is an E.C. Simmons Keen Kutter 816 saw. This saw has a 24″ blade, 10 tpi, and a gorgeous wheat carved handle with 100% of its original finish. The etch on the blade is faint but still mostly readable. Definitely a great saw!

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$50

Disston 1 man crosscut saw. This is a 36″ Disston 1 man crosscut saw in the “perforated lance tooth” pattern. The blade is extremely clean with lots of length in the teeth, had about 50% of the etch readable, and has been cleaned, sharpened, and set. The handle has been cleaned and refinished with an old school linseed oil finish, just the way it would have been back in the day. A great looking and quality tool!

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$70

Drop me an email, give me a ring at 207-399-7108, or visit me at any of the following locations to purchase any of these saws.

Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME (Mondays)
Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday and Wednesday)
Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Fridays)
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, 10 days! Keen Kutter KK6 plane.


Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

It’s creeping up on us!

Do you know someone who would appreciate a nice set of quality tools for Christmas? Before you head off to the big box stores to get the latest shiny junk made in China, take a look at our quality restored vintage “made in USA” tools (I’ll be featuring one or two great tools from inventory every day until Christmas!). Hand saws, crosscut saws, axes, classic woodworking tools, you don’t see these in Walmart!

Today, I have a Keen Kutter KK6 plane (similar to Stanley Bailey #6).

This is a pre-WWII E.C. Simmons Keen Kutter KK6 fore plane, similar in size to a Stanley Bailey No. 6 fore plane, used for jointing or flattening boards or planks. This plane has approximately 80% of it’s original body finish, 100% of the finish on the absolutely gorgeous tote and knob, and an original Keen Kutter marked iron that is more than 3x as thick as a Stanley iron! All in all, just a super plane! This plane has been thoroughly cleaned and well sharpened so it’s ready to go to work! $65.

To purchase any of the tools shown here, please email saw@swiftwatertel.com, call 207-399-7108, or visit me at any of the following locations:

Rt 201 (former Champion Glass), Topsham, ME (Tuesdays)
Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1, Arundel, ME (Fridays)
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!