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Forum topic by Combo Prof posted 07-23-2015 01:40 AM 6077 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2015 01:40 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question

Time to play guess what this tool is I bet many of you have not seen one.

Hints:
  1. I found in an old Finn’s tool chest.
  2. Manufactured by Henry Disston & Son’s

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)


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#1 posted 07-23-2015 01:44 AM

A try gage for the sockets on a ships wheel that one was easy!

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#2 posted 07-23-2015 01:44 AM

Leather punch. The rectangle on the end get driven through a strip of leather, making a rectangle hole.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#3 posted 07-23-2015 01:50 AM

No winners yet. I’ll add hint #2.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#4 posted 07-23-2015 03:30 AM

I believe that may be called a “swagging tool” or “swag tool” and is used to set the teeth on larger hand saws typically used in the tree felling industry.

But I may be imagining things . . .

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 07-23-2015 03:38 AM

Would it be a pick for playing a hand saw????? If not, I’m done…..... Jerry (in Tucson)

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 04:50 AM

Dave’s got it—it’s a Disston “Conqueror” Swage

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#7 posted 07-23-2015 05:03 AM

Woo hoo!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#8 posted 07-23-2015 05:05 AM

We have a winner. It is indeed a Swage. It is a Disston Conquerer size 1 cross-cut saw Swage. Here is an excerpt from the Disston lumberman handbook (A google free e-book)

And an end shot:

Patented in 1872.

I only figured this out becuase when I de-rusted it I could read “Henry Disston & Sons” on one side and “Conquerer 1” on the other.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#9 posted 07-23-2015 02:31 PM

That’s pretty cool. Swaging with a hammer is risky business if you don’t want to break teeth off, but I bet this has a better chance of not breaking them.

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#10 posted 07-23-2015 02:36 PM


That s pretty cool. Swaging with a hammer is risky business if you don t want to break teeth off, but I bet this has a better chance of not breaking them.

- Tim


Thanks Tim. Before de-rusting I thought perhaps it was some sort of bench dog, yet the end looked mysterious to me. It was really good of the Disston factory to stamp it deep so that its identification remains. Now with all the lumberjack cross-cut saw maintenance tools I have, I’m going to have to get me a “big-saw” (there are lots around here) . If its two man, I’ll be sure to have you up to help me fell some trees. Lol.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#11 posted 07-23-2015 02:46 PM

Here is better place to read and download the Disston lumberman handbook lumberman handbook.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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#12 posted 07-23-2015 07:42 PM

These are used on circular blades for sawmills to maintain the width of the teeth. If your kerf isn’t wide enough the saw body rubs as you make a pass and builds up heat. Too much heat and the blade starts to wobble making a terrible cut.

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#13 posted 07-23-2015 07:46 PM

A BLUNT PLUMB BOB. AKA A BLUNT BOB. OR A BOBBITT.

Got me.

-- Don't blame me, I voted for no one.

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#14 posted 07-23-2015 08:18 PM



These are used on circular blades for sawmills to maintain the width of the teeth. If your kerf isn t wide enough the saw body rubs as you make a pass and builds up heat. Too much heat and the blade starts to wobble making a terrible cut.

- bold1

Yes. Not cross-cut saws as I think might have been misinterpreted by my above remarks.

-- Don K, (Houghton, Michigan)

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