Historical information

Used to cut down trees and to saw the trunks to length. Used to clear the land.


Used by the residents of the Kiewa Valley.

Physical description

A. Combination Tasmanian Pattern and Peg Tooth Cross Cut Saw
B. Tasmanian Pattern Cross Cut Saw
C. Peg Tooth Cross Cut Saw
A crosscut saw is a saw designed for cutting wood perpendicular to (across) the wood grain. It cuts when pulled in both directions. The two man crosscut saw has wooden handles that fit into a steel socket at each end.
The Tasmanian has a different tooth pattern to the Peg Tooth saw.