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Ever wonder why there is a Nib on vintage hand saws?

Answer from Disston Book, page 39 dated 1912.
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Heh...you have too much spare time, Gary.
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and all this time.....

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The old Carpenters used to also use them to score the corner edge to start the cut,sometimes teeth would break a piece from the edge at the start cut, this would help prevent that. Maybe not intended for such, but people seem to find a use for unintended things.
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and all this time.....
My grandfather was a carpenter, he sawed a lot of wood with a handsaw, and I never heard of sawdust in a handsaw cut. Any wood really thick, he would have gone to a one-man crosscut saw, no worries about sawdust then.

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The old Carpenters used to also use them to score the corner edge to start the cut,sometimes teeth would break a piece from the edge at the start cut, this would help prevent that. Maybe not intended for such, but people seem to find a use for unintended things.
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I learned the use of a nib around 72 years ago. But my grandfather, a carpenter, sometimes used the nib to mark where the cut would start, but never to keep the wood from splintering. For that he pulled the saw back, maybe more than once, scoring the wood, and stop it from splintering when he actually started cutting; this would also keep the saw from slipping away from the cut line.
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