It is nowhere near as comfortable to use as the wooden handled saws, but it has a superb blade that will tackle just about anything in the timber line. That doesn't make them bad saws. Henry Disston, circa 1840 There are roughly three periods that can be defined for saw production at the numerous Disston manufacturing locations. The original site featured a series of scans taken from a 1914 edition of Disston's The Saw: How to Use It; How to Keep It in Order. I would value such a saw - but I might be in the minority.
The identical saw shows up in an 1879 full line catalog with the same patent dates in the illustrations. × We noticed that you are using an Ad Blocker. Cleaned and sharpened they are indeed a joy to use. You sometimes can make your money back just selling a few parts to other restorers or collectors. This non-commercial website is intended to be a resource for people interested in Disston handsaws: whether you're a beginning collector, an online auction seller who wants know more about the saws you're trying to pitch, or someone who wants to restore and actually use a handsaw. Woodworking is one of my passions, and I am pleased to be able to share it - both within the Village - and more widely via this blog. As such, I would not worry too much about restoring it — but if this is your first rehab project, a good one to learn on.
If you can only afford one initial hand saw, then get a rip saw. Plus, the price is nice. He even served a stint in the Union Army, much to the protestation of his father. The use of this medallion was short lived, only in use for about 6 years. I liked the mineral spirits and sandpaper method of rust removal on the old saws.
For the first time customers had a saw which they could maintain themselves in every way. These are always cheap at markets and auctions. This medallion uses the more traditional style nuts which require only a regular screwdriver to tighten. As to who might choose it over a better known Disston, only the market can decide. Here is a link to a page similar to the that started it all for me. This is the first in a series of this treatment. If you have any other questions, ask away, I would be glad to help share what I know as far as what to look for.
Down they came and their replacements - - installed. Those made after that period have handles that are slightly less refined, but still make a great saw. I then check to make sure the blade is straight and check to see if any teeth are missing. Go really light where the name is etched on the blade. I do not think that is the case. If it says disston, it brings out the people spending funny money. Thanks to all for the information.
Thanks for the kind words Tim. The old hardwood weatherboards were not only tired, but showing signs of rot and splitting. It is the only one that I have ever seen like it. I find the ergonomics of the handle's overall profile and positioning to be comfortable enough, but I am sure it would blister if used for a long day's cutting. In this series of videos, I'm having a crack at restoring the better of the two handsaws.
Your guess is as good as mine. You can find them everywhere - garage sales, Sunday markets, estate auctions, ebay, Trade Me, Gumtree, and at the back of grandpa's work shed. Travel the journey together with me, and comment if you would like. The magic is in the sharpening. This site is in no way affiliated with any company doing business with the name Disston. Knowing about them can bring even more.
The dots surrounding the perimeter are slightly thicker. I am not an appraiser; please don't ask me what your saw is worth. I typically advocate buying antique woodworking hand tools, but in the case of back saws I prefer new Lie-Nielsen saws. I then check out the medallion. The Atkins Perfection 7 point is a great general purpose cross cut, that makes short work of timber preparation in both carpentry, and wood sizing in cabinet work. I'm hoping someone here could help me figure out the age range as well as potentially direct me to where i can find either a handle to replace the broken one, or use as a donor handle to repair it. Based on all the info I have got that fits.
This music is in the public domain and is free to use. While other tools sell, saws sit and languish. Even my son had no trouble with this, and he is not a woodworker but an auto-electrician. It has the eagle in the middle so it must be from the 1800s. Other materials were not yet online and were hard to find.