In 1999 Erwin (Erv) Shaffer wrote a groundbreaking work which sought to list all known saw makers which operated in North America from the 18th Century to the present time. The book was very popular and became an instant hit as it listed hundreds of previously unknown or obscure makers with location and dates of operation. This book became invaluable in the study of saws and saw makers in the old tool community.
The book has been out of print for many years but is still much sought after by collectors and tool dealers alike. The publisher, The Osage Press, has decided to publish a second edition of this book but at the same time would like to add to it new examples of previously unknown makers not present in the first edition.
To accomplish this, we offer this page to allow you to communicate directly with the publisher examples of your saws which are not noted in the book. Please visit the contact area immediately below to load your images and information about the saw you would like added to the new edition.
We will attribute all examples in the book to the contributor who submitted them. Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see what a complete submission looks like.