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Texchappy

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781 days ago

Right now I have two saws to my name – a 210mm ryoba and a 12 inch combo filed Bad Axe dovetail saw. I need a dedicate rip saw anywhere from panel length on up to 26”. I’ve found the English style handle the easiest for me to work with.

So what is the best bang for the buck for a rip saw?

As a note, I am open to getting a vintage one if I can be reasonably sure I can get it to work for me. I’ve looked and gotten lost with all the disston model numbers and other brands.

-- Wood is not velveeta


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#1 posted 781 days ago

ebay sale number 330742908139 in the US and is silver steel

Atkins as as good as Disston but without the premium paid for the name

a matcing crosscut saw from atkins is on ebay sale 261039660494

these saws are as good as you get

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#2 posted 781 days ago

Tex, I bought Lie-Nielsen panel saws and thoroughly enjoy everytime I pull them out to use them. Since I do not use a tablesaw in my shop, the rip and crosscut panel saws are the direct replacement for that power tool. The cost is much less for those two saws than a tablesaw, and that is how I justified spending the money for them. I have used them for many cutting tasks: boards of different species, particle board, plywood, and even a small amount of MDF. They still have very sharp edges on them.

There are many old saws out there that will fit the bill, I know, I have some. But out of the box and ready to go is nice also. Get some Lie-Nielsens, you will not be disappointed.

-- Mike

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#3 posted 781 days ago

Looked at Lie-Nielson and also Mike Wenzloff’s saws. Both look very nice but I’ll have to save up if I go that route. I too hope not to use an power tools so as my projects get bigger (I hope) then I’ll definitely need a good rip saw.

paratrooper34, How long does it take you to get a Lie-Nielson after ordering?

I put a bid on a Disston D8 this afternoon. BigYin, bid on that Atkins and quickly got outbid. I may snipe closer to the end but I hate that even that is what you have to do on the bay.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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bandit571

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#4 posted 781 days ago

Wilson Saw & manufacturing Company saw plate, re-installed in a Sycamore Handle.

Hand-sharpened, 6 ppi Rip saw. I made the new handle for this old plate. Age: about 1907.

Fast cutter. Large teeth.

PM me IF interested…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#5 posted 781 days ago

Texchappy

ebay 221041640206 Richardson Bro’s saw … get a sawshop to retooth as you require

ebay 120925721064 Disston rip

370619114287 English ebay … the postage will kill you, 5 1/2 TPI crosscut but would retooth. i might bid on this one if you dont want it.

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#6 posted 781 days ago

Go ahead and bid on the English one BigYin. I’ve bid on a disston d8 rip and I’ll wait to see how it goes before I bid on anything else. I’m patient and can wait if I don’t get it.

-- Wood is not velveeta

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#7 posted 781 days ago

Tex, sent you a PM back on that question.

I have ordered three times from LN. The saws got to me in about a month, and that was while I was stationed in Germany using the APO system. For those not familiar, that is normal turnaround time on most packages.

I ordered a set of chisels once. They never told me they were not in stock and I waited about two months for those. I love the chisels, so the wait was not so bad.

Good luck with your hunt!

-- Mike

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#8 posted 780 days ago

Well, won that D8 I put the bid on. Hopefully I got a good one! Here it is: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=150828507675&ssPageName=ADME:L:COSI:US:1123#ht_500wt_966

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#9 posted 780 days ago

Good, that means I can list mine. It will be going on there this afternoon. Doubt i can get THAT much for mine, though THAT would be nice….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#10 posted 780 days ago

Congratulations … now you need the matching cross cut D8

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#11 posted 779 days ago

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#12 posted 779 days ago

Feast your eyes on these puppies. Two Lawyers Tools from Germany.

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#13 posted 779 days ago

Very pretty. And it makes me feel a lot better on spending $110 on a pair of D8’s :)

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#14 posted 779 days ago

Texchappy
OK already, so it my fault.
Saw looks a nice one…. I look forward to seeing the fully restored Crosscut

If I am going to lead you astray it might as well be all the way

Disston ebay 221041616692 10 tpi pannel
Disston ebay 251080802018 15tpi dovetail
Disston ebay 251079966090
http://www.woodwrightschool.com/handsaw-sharpening-wbill/
Estwing 261040384419
http://www.islayinfo.com/islay_whisky_distilleries.html :-)

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bandit571

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#15 posted 779 days ago

Some of the saws I’ve sold in the last week or two, and one other

Still have a couple up on the bay…..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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