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Forum topic by woodworker59 posted 02-08-2013 03:41 AM 1059 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2013 03:41 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question hand saw disston vintage old

okay all you saw experts, picked up this saw for a dollar, actually got two for two dollars.. they both have the Disston button on the handles, but this one also has the script on the blade..
this one measure 20” plus the handle, in total is about 26 1/2” long.. appears to be 8PPI…so what is it??
I am not much up on older or newer saws, just use em.. have just started sharpening my own saws, so will have a go at this one once I get her cleaned up..
the second saw is 22” plus the handle and is the same 8PPI… there is nothing on the blade that I can locate, but has the same Disston button on the handle.. thanks for all the info, cause I know you guys are gonna have it in bunches… Papa
P.S. anybody got some saw screws laying around? this one has one missing and I have another with one missing.. so looking for some saw screws.. thanks.. Papa

-- Papa...

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#1 posted 02-08-2013 03:53 AM

Go to the forum and browse that. It’s gonna take a while, but it is a huge repository of information, first hand experience, and pictures. Not only can you learn how to recondition an old saw, you can pinpoint its dates using little clues you find on your saws. You can find saw screws on ebay, too.
You have some nice treasures there, much better than what I got for 5 times the price. My guess is that you’ve got a couple of panel saws. Take care of them.

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#2 posted 02-08-2013 04:58 AM

Head over to the disston institute as well. You can age the saws there.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 03:21 PM

The one in the top photo looks like a 1940s D-8. Those make nice panel saws if they’re in decent shape. Can’t really tell about the other one without a photo.

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