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Forum topic by Brett posted 10-23-2011 12:39 AM 2744 views 1 time favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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10-23-2011 12:39 AM

I’m considering buying an old (dated 1910s or 1920s) Disston 112 saw with a slightly curved blade. The blade is shiny but bends slightly to one side. The handle has paint splatters and a small chip in the one of the horns, but the wood appears okay. Functionally, the only problem appears to be the curved blade. The asking price is about $50. Can I straight the blade? Is the price reasonable?

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hairy

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#1 posted 10-23-2011 02:11 AM

Good info concerning Disston saws.

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

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#2 posted 10-23-2011 02:16 AM

I don’t know what the prices of old saws are from a collectors stand point, but from a users stand point, I can buy a boat load of older Disston saws for $2 -$5 each. If its got collectors value ok, other wise let me know how many you want.(1/2 the price)

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#3 posted 10-23-2011 06:04 PM

These are the un-restored saws
Some from here
Some just here and there.

Most restored are blogged

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#4 posted 10-23-2011 07:48 PM

I would not pop for the $50.00. Too high for a bent blade. $20.00 would be tops for me if the rest of the saw is in good condition.
Bill

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#5 posted 10-23-2011 09:28 PM

I’d love to live in a place where I can buy a boatload of old Disstons for $2-$5. I’ve learned, though, that old tools are much more plentiful in some parts of the country than others.

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#6 posted 10-23-2011 10:50 PM

I pulled 2 out of the box. 1 cross cut and 1 rip. Both need to be restored. $15 plus shipping if you want them.
1 disston
1 warranted superior.

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#7 posted 10-24-2011 01:42 AM

Thanks, Don W. I have a couple that I still need to work on first.

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#8 posted 10-24-2011 01:49 AM

me too :-)

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