December 17, 2013

Do you have or know of a Foley Saw Filer for sale?

If so, please email me with one or more small photos, description, price, and how you want to be contacted. I will put a post here to help you sell it. I can be slow to respond to emails, so sending me all the info up front really helps and I can post quickly.

Or - just post to comments on this post with description, price, and how you want to be contacted.

Craigslist is the single best and cheapest source for used sharpening equipment.

You may get lucky and find a filer on eBay. Recently eBay started this gimmick called Collections, kind of a visual wish list.  I created one called Foley Saw Filers, but will not promise to keep it up to date.

As long as I'm posting links, here's the best advice you will find on buying on eBay. The only point where I differ with him is that it is possible to get bargains if you know your item really well, if sellers don't know the items, and you are diligent about looking for it.

December 16, 2013

The Stand-All Saw Sharpener

Recently I learned of another mass-produced hand saw sharpener, the Stand-All, and here is what I have learned so far. I you have owned a Stand-All or know more about it, please contact me. 

Stanley Elias Matias Standal (1901-1958) was a Spokane, Washington inventor who patented a variety of items, primarily for industrial woodworking. Standal was a naturalized US citizen born in South Africa, and most of his patents were received in the early 1950s. His executrix, Elizabeth V. Standal, continued to apply for and receive patents for his inventions into the 1960s. For example, one patent was for an “inserted saw tooth with chip deflecting lip”.

A patent application gives Standal’s home address as 1302 15th St. (Ave.?) in Spokane, and his business was at 902 Normandie St., Spokane, a former industrial area near the Spokane River which is now office buildings and parking lots.

Stanley Standal filed for a patent November 5, 1951 for a “saw tooth forming and sharpening machine”, and patent number 2,675,717 was awarded April 20, 1954.
Link to Google Patents

Moon's Saw Shop, selling through Amazon, carries the 7" X 1/8" grinding wheels for the Model 7 Stand-All. Saw Sharpening Wheels

Here are photos from an October 2013 Craigslist ad for a Stand-All for sale in Oct. 2013:

Archived 1999 posts from SHARPNET on the Stand-All