After an unsuccessful try at a #71 router plane, I just had to snag something off of Ebay. It was personal. This time, it was a couple of saws. A Disston D8 and another saw with simply “Warrented Superior” and a patten date of Dec 17, 1887. Why did I get these?
Part of it was the fact that I didn’t get the router plane. Sure, one of the saws is a crosscut saw, which is something I need. That was part of it. I had been looking at Japanese crosscut saws, and I decided to snag a western saw for just one reason. Sharpening. Japanese saw blades can be replaced, and that’s great. Unfortunately, I’m trying to get away from being part of the disposable culture. I don’t want to throw crap out, I want it to last. I want my kids to be able to use my stuff for generations to come. As such, I needed something that could be sharpened by me.
Besides, at $8.00 per saw, I don’t feel bad at all for spending the cash ;)
-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!