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Forum topic by 69BBNova posted 05-05-2013 08:06 PM 1064 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2013 08:06 PM

From what I can tell the D-7 (24” 8ppi xcut) and no. 4 (16” 11ppi xcut) backsaw are from the 40’s and are in good shape overall…

The other saw appears to be a no. 9 that is in awfull shape I didn’t realize it had 2 missing teeth, I can just barely make out a letter here and there where an etch should be and of course the handle is busted up , it also has split nuts…

Judging by the no. 9 it appears I must like a challenge.

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 08:57 PM

Dang! Whydja buy that old junk? I’ll take it off your hands in a chance that I might fix ‘em. :)
Got any more worn out stuff that I can have?
Good haul, even though it will need somel tlc


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#2 posted 05-05-2013 09:31 PM

Nice! Got a good pic of the label screw on the #9?


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#3 posted 05-05-2013 10:49 PM

I am awaiting the return of my father’s rip Diston. The one with the thumb hole. It is being totally refurbished and sharpened for American type hard woods. I can hardly wait.

-- Jerry

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#4 posted 05-05-2013 11:56 PM

Here’s a little help for you …

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#5 posted 05-06-2013 09:01 PM

I picked up a miter box saw today ($10), they had it as a different maker. Even though I couldent really tell it was so gunked up it just looked familiar enough to buy…

The surface even though is quite rusty it appears smooth enough to the touch that I don’t believe there is going to be a huge problem with severe pitting. The Medallion type points to 1896-1917…

I also put a pic of the no. 9s medallion it dates it to 1860-1865 if I remember, (wandered the Disston Institute till 5am)

To Doc…Thanks for the pic

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#6 posted 05-07-2013 07:48 PM

Unfortunetly I cant post a better pic yet, my batterys just wont let me take another (unless I messed up)...

This etch I hope is viewable…

Its from the Disston mitersaw I just bought yesterday, Hopfully you can see its a Langdon Millers Fall Saw, it will be a nice match for my MF box…

Theres an L a third of the way in top left.

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#7 posted 05-07-2013 09:14 PM

Managed to take a better photo after the camera sat a bit, hope its better…

I’m not really sure what its actually supposed to look like when in good shape.

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