|Forum topic by drewpy||posted 10-25-2015 03:39 PM||565 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
10-25-2015 03:39 PM
Hi all. I’m looking for a hand saw to make simple cross cuts without firing up the power tools. I figure this will also give me an opportunity to learn more about them. It kinda started when I drove by a barn sale a few days ago and saw several saws for sale. I had zero knowledge and passed on them but did a little research when I got home.
Here is the site I used for basic handsaw knowledge.
That led me to Disston as they seemed widely available and fairly well priced. I don’t want to break the bank as this will be my first real handsaw and have plenty to learn. I then started looking at the following website to help identify the age of the saws I was looking at.
I know everyone has their personal preference but thoughts are welcome and any other websites that would be helpful for a newbie. I wanted to share these links for anyone else that is a beginner in the world of handsaws.
I’ve struggled getting a grasp on appropriate prices. I understand there are many variables that affect this but wanted to ask if $40.00 for a Disston & Sons 1896-1917 #16 26” Crosscut 9TPI. I saw one a couple of hours ago and came home to get the approximate date and such. It is in pretty good condition. The blade needs cleaned up but us straight with no missing teeth. The handle is intact with wear and tear. The one problem I noticed was the medallion is worn. It is good enough to read and identify but didn’t know if the ware would affect pricing (Not really for this particular saw but for future reference).
Here is one I’m not looking at buying but wanted to get your thoughts on price and such. It’s from the same era but a different model and in much better shape. https://www.etsy.com/listing/231269674/vintage-disston-sons-d8-22-rip-saw-1896?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=disston%2022&ref=sr_gallery_2 . I want one that needs some TLC.
Thanks for reading,
-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".