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Posted on Which or are any of these Disston saws worth cleaning up?

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 02:08 PM

I’m personally into modern saws. Some old tools are worth restoring for use, but hand saws are not very expensive and today’s saws are just far superior. With razor sharp hardened teeth, they cut 3X faster then old style saws. Granted, you can’t sharpen some of the modern ones, but they stay sharp a good long time if you avoid hitting nails and such. The Japanese style ‘pull’ saws cut really fast and make for a nice thin curf, and they don’t buckle because you’re pulling instead of pushing. Old hand saws are nice for wall decoration, just my humble opinion.

Note that I’m referring to these type saws that you’re showing. Back saws, for instance, is another story.

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