Brookfield Museum and Historical Society
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Buck Saw, Sweep Saw, Turning Saw, or Frame Saw
A single person saw used for crosscutting wood poles and logs up to 12 inches in diameter. At one time or another most farmers would be seen cutting firewood using such a saw. Saws similar to this one date back to the 13th Century. The Russian Czar, Peter the Great, imposed a law requiring the use of the saw as a way to eliminate wasting timber.