Disston back saw on CL

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust posted 06-05-2012 02:54 AM 915 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Lumber2Sawdust's profile


139 posts in 3100 days

06-05-2012 02:54 AM

I found this saw on CL. It is a Disston back saw. It looks a little rough, but I think could be cleanup up reasonably well for a user. For the $8 price, I think it would be worth the investment. I’m not looking for a full restoration to its original glory.

I’m thinking this would work well as a user tenon saw. What do you think, will this make a good tenon saw? Is that not really the intended use for a saw like this?

Thanks for your opinions.

2 replies so far

View DocBailey's profile


584 posts in 2595 days

#1 posted 06-05-2012 05:02 AM

I would take a pass on this one. I believe I see a big crack in the handle and the plate or spine has shifted. There are many of these in the wild, find yourself a nicer example.

View Lumber2Sawdust's profile


139 posts in 3100 days

#2 posted 06-06-2012 02:46 AM

Thanks for the response DocBailey. I’ll keep my eye out for another deal instead.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics