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Forum topic by Luke posted 10-21-2011 07:53 PM 2194 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Luke

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10-21-2011 07:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand saw disston

I got these two saws at a yard sale and wanted to see if anyone knew anything about them. The one with the thumb hole is a Disston D-6 two hander and the other is a Warranted Superior 8. Both are 26” long blades and have pretty heavy rust. The teeth are also really dull. They won’t even cut pine easily. Is it a bad idea to clean them up and use them? Are they antiques that shouldn’t be touched? I just don’t know much of anything but they looked like good saws so I picked them up.

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cellophane

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#1 posted 10-21-2011 08:36 PM

Sharpen those bad boys up and cut away! I believe the Disston is a D-8. Skimming through the Disstonian site I didn’t see a D-6. Either way it will be a great saw.

I would try to date the Disston just to verify it isn’t something super old – otherwise I don’t think it is worth not using it. You can use the medallion for dating

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/
http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/medv2.html

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#2 posted 10-21-2011 11:03 PM

Warranted Superior is/was Diston’s “economy” brand.

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#3 posted 10-21-2011 11:04 PM

I agree. They were made to cut. CUT.

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#4 posted 10-21-2011 11:17 PM

Luke, check out this link for cleaning those bad boys up:

http://www.vintagesaws.com/cgi-bin/frameset.cgi?left=main&right=/library/library.html

Also, you suck for scoring those at a garage sale. I only say that because it probably wasn’t far from my house. :-)

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#5 posted 10-22-2011 02:35 AM

Well then I won’t tell you how much they cost Brandon cause you’ll really cry then. Thanks for the info. I’m still trying to figure out if they are old or not. It’s much harder than I thought it would be. Not a whole lot of info and they don’t quite fit the ones that I have seen on the web.

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com

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