This really is the kicker, as an antique saw has to work in order to be valuable. This is why restored saws sell at a premium, compared with unrestored ones. Take a look at the saw's teeth. While they can be sharpened if blunt, if they are ground down to nothing then there is the little the restorer can do.
No. 7 rip saw, 28" or longer beech handle, four nuts, rounded top for second hand same as above, but with stout handle No. 8 rip saw, 28" or longer apple handle, four nuts, rounded top for second hand same as No. 8 above, but with stout handle. Scarce variant of an uncommon saw.
Henry Disston began selling saws in 1840, eventually manufacturing everything from crosscut saws, designed to cut across the grain of a piece of wood, to rip saws, whose teeth help keep a cut straight when sawing with the grain. Other types of saws produced by Disston and other tool manufacturers include backsaws (with or without a mitre box),...
Welcome to Vintage Saws! Specializing in the sale of vintage, Disston hand saws of all ages and styles. Our mission here at Vintage Saws is to provide the highest quality saws of the 19th and 20th Century to the woodworker and collector alike. All the saws that we sell are newly sharpened, properly set and ready to use right out of the box.
This medallion is found on Disston saws made both before and after the major product line change of 1928. Because of changes in the saws' etches, the manufacturing date of saws with this medallion can be identified as being either before or after 1928. All handsaws were made after 1928 have a letter "D" in the name, for example: D-7, D-8, D-12.
Identification of antique tools can be a fun and interesting endeavor. Overall, antique tools are quite common and plentiful in the collecting market. Most are easily distinguished as being heavy in weight, well made, and may contain manufacturer inscriptions. Many contain fine metal such as brass accents or ornate ...
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Hand saws are used all the time in traditional woodworking. And with the emergence of marketplaces like Ebay and with the rise of a lot of quality hand saw makers, you can find excellent new and antique hand saws with greater ease than ever before. In this wood hand saw buying guide article I’ll ...
Disston Medallion Study. While I have never been a proponent of attempting to date any tool by a single feature, I have been receiving an increasing amount of inquiries about the age of various saws. I decided to look at my entire collection, and document every known variation of main saw medallions.
Saw medallions, or label screws as they are sometimes called, are invaluable for identifying old saws. Additionally, many of them are small works of art in themselves. I don’t know of a comprehensive reference source for saw medallions that covers all makers, so I decided to start one here. My ...