Mall two man saw

[Mall two Man saw]

This Model 6, manufactured by the Mall Tool Company of Chicago in 1949, developed 8 hp. It has a 36 inch bar, although bars of other lengths were available. Since you couldn't plunge cut with the tip of the bar with the handle for the second man attached, you needed a bar as least as long as the tree was wide. With many saws of this early type, the bar could be set to cut either horizontally or vertically, but not at an angle. One way to cut an undercut was to saw two horizontal cuts, then chip out the wood between with the adze side of a Pulaski tool, or else make one horizontal cut and chop the rest with an ax. (Thanks to R.D. Faulkner Corp.)

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