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it's a bit of mystery why there are two different pages. the problem with the other page is the photo of the carpenters saw at the beginning which while technically a crosscut saw misleads the reader into thinking that the page is about carpenters saws instead of addressing the monsters of years past
the two man saw is unique as compared to the 1 man saw in that it cuts in both directions.
In many ways it is two saws in one, because the two operators work alternately, pulling and then resting while the other guy pulls. As my now deceased father in law (who used to operate one of these things for a living) explained--- having a partner with whom you could get in 'sync' with was critical. each stroke needed to be uniform and consistent so you could begin your pull stroke the split instant the other end relaxed, not a moment soon or you were pulling against each other, or a moment late or the saw was not moving. Fallers were paid on a piecework basis, and he claimed he could fall much more timber with a partner he could syncronize withRvannatta 07:19, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
Please correct me if I am wrong, but while the article talks about crosscut saws and crosscutting, the accompanying pictures seem to show people engaged in ripping boards, not crosscutting. --AJim (talk) 04:38, 22 December 2013 (UTC)