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Two Man Crosscut Saw
A saw with a handle for a man at each end. These saws are designed to cut on both strokes and so have distinctive teeth.

One end of a two man crosscut saw

two crosscut saws

The top photo is a shot of one end of an old double handed crosscut. The point about most of these two man hand tools is that both men work, so the saw teeth are made to cut on each stroke.

The next photo down shows two saws. An ordinary crosscut saw, although it is a big one at about 28" to 30".

Above it is a curious type of saw. Too big for one man, so I can only presume that the hole at the end was used to fix a rope or other grip for someone else to add some power to the process. Note the handle on this saw, it does not have a top "horn" like most hand saws, but it is rounded off so that both hand could grip it comfortably.

Note also the smaller teeth at the front of the saw to give a smooth start to the cuts.

The small wooden object on the shelf, partly blocking the shot of the saw is a hand router. Commonly known as an "old woman's tooth".

At the right is part of another two man rig, with a different tooth pattern, but it is still symmetrical.

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