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07-21-2019 04:59 AM

Disston D12 - 0 replies

Hi there,I have come across a Disston D12 that was manufactured in Toronto, Canada. I believe Disston started manufacturing tools out of Canada as early as 1911 to get around certain taxes into commonwealth countries such as the UK, Aust, NZ & of of course Canada.I am attempting to age the saw but at this stage am having trouble. I believe ...

06-17-2019 07:22 AM

Atkins No.29 Saw - 3 replies

Hi, I recently bought this saw from an auction without actually seeing it. I just like saws and the price was right. It is an Atkins saw and after giving it a quick clean thought that initially it said no.20 on the blade which turned out to be a Plaster’s saw except it was the wrong size and shape. So having finally given it a good clea...

06-10-2019 11:37 AM

Disston No.8 Saw - 0 replies

Hi, I recently bought this Disston No.8 and looking at the stamp I am guessing its age is between 1890 – 1906. The nib is still in good order. Clearly it doesn’t have a No.8 handle as at some stage in its life it was fitted with another. The medallion is a Disston replacement type. I am guessing that the handle is from another Disston model and...

12-12-2018 09:41 AM

Disston D9 - 7 replies

Hi, I have a 26” Disston saw marked D9. Having read up on this particular saw it was marked as Disston but manufactured under the new owners H K Porter. I understand that it was based on the D95 that also used the Disstonite (Tenite) two colour handle – in this case black and white. It has the Disston Canada medallion on it ̵...

12-05-2018 12:47 PM

Disston Combination Saw - 5 replies

Hi, my first time on your site but you seem to be the fountain of knowledge when it comes to hand tools. I am after some information regarding a Disston No.29 6ppi combination crosscut saw (complete with scratch awl) that came in my possession via my father. I have done some study and found that Disston combination saws were originally patented...


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