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Blog entry by Jimmy0x52 posted 02-19-2012 12:52 AM 3763 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found this saw today at a yard sale for ONE dollar!

Anyone know what it is? It has no marking that I can see on the blade and I’ve even applied a thorough coat of PB Breaker and steel wool.

Also found a type 7 Stanley Bailey #7c. I’m torn whether or not to use it, or make a box for it and turn it into art. A beautiful plane and almost 115 years old. I’ll post some pictures in a subsequent post when I get all my planes and get them cleaned up!

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night



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Eric in central Florida

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 01:04 AM

Could that old saw be a Disston?
Maybe.
http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/

How can you go wrong for 1$?
nice…

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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FreshSawDust

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 01:53 AM

I have one with the same badge on the handle and it is an old Craftsman saw that I got from my dad.

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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Jimmy0x52

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 02:00 AM

blade shape is right but the handle is wrong for a disston I think.

thanks FSD for the ID. Any idea on age?

I have it hanging up above my pegboard right now. Just looks nice in the shop

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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FreshSawDust

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 02:14 AM

Sorry, no idea on how to find the age.

-- TJ - Perryville, Missouri

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 03:05 AM

I think the warrented superior saws were manufactured after 1950 … its an old saw but not really old. Im itching to see the 7C though ….. Read up on that disstonian institute website itll have everythign you need.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 03:29 AM

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/faq.html
scroll about 2/3 down the page, about 1/2 page of explaination.
Look for a series of dots @ the 3 and 9 o’clock on the medallion.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Don W

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 05:00 PM

we need to see the #7. I’d use it for sure. Using it won’t hurt it a bit, and its as nice of a jointer plane as they come.

For a buck, you got a good deal on the saw as well.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Jimmy0x52

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 09:37 PM

Here’s the 7C.

Dated around turn of the century I believe based on the lack of rear adjustment lever and the dates on the various parts. I tried to get as close as possible.

Not bad for $75!

http://imgur.com/a/W5PSo

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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Jimmy0x52

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 09:44 PM

I think it’s a type 7, pretty clear markings on the iron and base indicating this.

-- Jimmy, Austin, TX - Software developer by day, woodworker by night

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