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Forum topic by Sab1982 posted 10-07-2017 12:36 AM 418 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sab1982

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10-07-2017 12:36 AM

Topic tags/keywords: disston hand tools saw saws tool

Hi all! I recently found an old Disston at a garage sale. I can’t seem to figure out which one it is though. Take a look at the pictures. Wheat handle, straight back, and what really throws me off is the notch cut on the back of the blade. I don’t even know the right words to describe it. Can anyone help?


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#1 posted 10-07-2017 12:42 AM

Model No. 12 according to the Disstonian Institute. Notch is called a Nib….think of it as a hood ornament for handsaws…

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

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#2 posted 10-07-2017 12:48 AM

You have a better eye than I do! I was on there and must have just missed it! Thank you!

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#3 posted 10-22-2017 01:44 PM

No. 12. Handle gave it away. I found one at a garage sale too, for $5!

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#4 posted 10-22-2017 03:16 PM

The No. 12 was one of Disston’s premium saws. They are highly desired. Your saw looks to be from the 1896 – 1917 period. The handle is apple wood. The skew back version of the saw is the No. 112.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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