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oi2342001

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913 days ago

I’m looking for a rip saw on Ebay and this was the first item to come up when I typed “hand saw”.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Perfect-DISSTON-No-9-London-Spring-Hand-Saw-/110804638116?pt=LHDefaultDomain0&hash=item19cc7899a4

Did this person add in an extra zero and not realize it? I don’t know anything about old saws so maybe it’s as rare as he says but still, $1,200????

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Viking

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#1 posted 913 days ago

If its really from around 1865 probably is $1200.

I guess you are looking for a “user”?

http://www.amazon.com/Putsch-24-Rip-Saw-TPI/dp/B0032UDHOG

Good luck.

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bill merritt

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#2 posted 913 days ago

I am headed for the shop to check my old saws.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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Manitario

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#3 posted 913 days ago

probably not one you’d want to cut up into card scrapers…

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ksSlim

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#4 posted 913 days ago

Search “handsaw restore” here on LJs. Very knowledegable folks to give advice/opinion.

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bigkev

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#5 posted 913 days ago

If Jim Bode says it is, it is.

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paratrooper34

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#6 posted 912 days ago

The saw is nice, but no way would I spend $1,200 on it. This particular seller on Ebay has many, many antique tools listed and they are all extremely overpriced. I was interested in a set of hollows and rounds that he had, but he wouldn’t budge on an overinflated price. So I didn’t get them. If you take a look at all of his other items, you will see they are way over market value. No surprise to see this guy has a $1,200 saw.

-- Mike

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Bertha

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#7 posted 912 days ago

Here’s the thread you want:
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27984
That sounds high to me. I thought it was going to be a panther when I first read your post.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/panther-head-saw-tool-old-antique-vintage-woodrough-McParlin-warranted-superior-/280803447046?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4161309106#ht_524wt_1344

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Bill White

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#8 posted 912 days ago

Some of those sellers must be on crack. Goofy prices for junk and leftovers.
Bill

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Grandpa

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#9 posted 912 days ago

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/index.html
This site has a wealth of information. I checked it to try to determine the age of a Disston saw I have with mixed success.

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Brett

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#10 posted 912 days ago

I’ve seen a rusty, barely recognizable Stanley Bailey No. 5 being offered for $300 on Craigslist. If it looks old, it must be valuable, right?

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