handsaws #1: Question

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Blog entry by ralbuck posted 01-28-2019 11:52 PM 1019 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have this saw and am wondering about it.

Any information will be appreciated.

ThanksI I was just wondering is all.

I tried to move this as Jerry had suggested without any luck; anyone fell free to do so.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 12:16 AM

You need to post more pictures, there are a bunch of different types of Disston saws…that being said, you absolutely cannot get steel in any modern day saw that matches the steel in a Disston. I have a stable of them myself…

and I bought them cheap, but I would not trade them for anything. Once you sharpen and set them properly they will outperform any modern saw you can buy.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#2 posted 01-29-2019 12:17 AM

Post over in the saws thread. That’s where the experts are.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 01-29-2019 12:34 AM

Hi Railbuck

I was told by a collector that if it has a brass medallion (like yours) it’s prewar …
I have several flea market and yard sale finds and after a good sharpening they cut great … I can’t do my own sharpening any more I just cant see that well.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#4 posted 01-29-2019 01:27 AM

Disston D-8 thumbhole rip saw from 1896-1917 period. You can read about Disston saws at

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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