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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 08-14-2011 04:46 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2011 04:46 PM

I’ve been wanting a rip saw for a while now. However, the cheapest new models of decent quality were $100+. Seeing as how I’m not a strict “handtool guy”, I don’t really see myself ripping many long boards by hand. Certainly not while I have a working table saw in my shop. So spending a lot of money wasn’t going to happen. But sometimes using a hand tool is the sensible/practical option, and if nothing else, I just wanted to own a rip saw. LOL.
I stumbled upon this D-7 5 1/2 tpi for under $20 shipped. Pretty good condition with a straight blade, good teeth, and good handle. Far from the fanciest of the Disston line, but perfect for my needs and met my criteria for performance/quality/condition/price.
Anyway, here she is.

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#1 posted 08-14-2011 05:08 PM

Looks like a nice little saw. Have you put to work?

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#2 posted 08-14-2011 05:15 PM

Yeah. I hacked the tounges off a couple pieces of oak flooring. Not much of a test, but she passed it with no trouble.

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#3 posted 08-14-2011 05:45 PM

It looks like a great find.

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#4 posted 08-14-2011 06:22 PM

Looks great to me. Sweet!

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#5 posted 08-14-2011 10:29 PM

Thanks Anji. I have the crosscut saw and the sawhorses (sawbench) covered. Now I’m looking out for a nice dovetail saw. I predict I’ll use that a lot though, so I’ll probably be inclined to buy something a bit swankier.

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