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Posted on OLD Disston & Son saw...with a twist

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 08:21 PM

Yeah I figured as much on the swapped-out medallion. I guess it’s kind of like a 2-for-1 deal and I’m very happy to have this good saw for only $35. You can see the hardware isn’t in great shape, the threads on the bolts are slightly mashed in places and the split nuts show they have been taken on and off a few times. I ground down a cheap stubby screwdriver to make it easier to replace the nuts.

I did a little ripping with it yesterday…I will definitely have to practice a lot to get good with it. It also needs to be sharpened. I’d like to us it on some projects next fall with cherry I’m getting milled.

I also got Warranted Superior crosscut saw for $15. I understand that “Warranted Superior” is the name for several lower-priced saws put out by the big name companies back in the day. It feels like a good saw to me and has much, much mor personality than these plastic/rubber handled saws in HD or Sears. So I’m happy with that, too. Finally, I bought a handful of old files and an old tire iron for $3. I cleaned them up and they’re good as new.

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