The following pages have been compiled with a view to prevent,
as far as possible, the constant annoyance of the Saw-Maker by
the apparent want of knowledge on the part of many persons using
Saws, and at the same time to convey such information as will be
of lasting benefit to the Lumberman.
The manufacturers, who spend thousands of dollars annually in
improving and perfecting Saws for the purpose of producing
lumber in quantity and quality, with economy and profit, are
frequently perplexed by the return of Saws for repairs (a large
percentage of which are of the best make), in such a condition
as plainly to indicate that few persons appreciate where the
real secret of success lies, and proves that failure must ensue
without the knowledge which we here endeavor to convey.
To such persons, the "Lumberman's Hand-Book" is probably as
valuable as the Saw itself, for without it your Saw will soon
cut your pocket-strings.
The hints and instructions contained in this little work are the
result of the anxious study, experience, and careful labor of
years; with these for a guide, you will be better able to
compete with your more experienced rival.
Most of these hints
and instructions have been issued, from time to time, in
circulars, but are now compiled in pamphlet form, so they can be
kept on hand for reference.
HENRY DISSTON & SONS