Used saw set?

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Forum topic by Brett posted 05-06-2011 04:06 AM 1339 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2011 04:06 AM

Anybody have advice on buying a used saw set? I bought a couple old Disston hand saws today ($6 and $8) and would like to sharpen them and set the teeth (or set and then sharpen). The antique tool vendor had four or five saw sets for sale, all very different from each other. Can old saw sets be used, or are they generally “worn out”? What type or model should I look for?

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#1 posted 05-06-2011 05:52 AM

Get a D-8. See if you think there is enough metal to re-tooth. That is a good price.

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#2 posted 05-06-2011 04:32 PM

I’ve actually considered collecting saw sets for the reasons you describe; they’re all so unique! I doubt anyone abused a saw set. I say get them all! Here’s a nice ESCO sitting on a Disston:

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 05-06-2011 04:37 PM

Are there any features on a saw set that would make it easier or more accurate to use? I have a few, but have not looked at them in a while….

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