|Forum topic by 7Footer||posted 05-10-2013 04:37 PM||1636 views||1 time favorited||11 replies|
05-10-2013 04:37 PM
My Pops gave me some more old tools, 10 hand saws to be exact.
The 3 on the top are Disstons, although I’m not sure which model, I will have to look them up. The 2nd one is a smaller Disston that my Dad said his Dad gave him when he was a kid, its a pretty cool small saw. The 4th one is a Simona (I think?) and all the others sawy “Warranted Superior” on the little screw cap thing, the logo looks similar to Disston but I dont really know, I think i will clean up 3 or 4 of them to use for random stuff around the shop. The others I dont know what to do with, but some of the info on the DisstonianInstitute is really interesting, I think a couple of these saws were made in in the late 1800’s or the first few years of the 1900’s from what I read there and based on the logos on the screws and nut caps. I also really like the meat saw on the bottom, its pretty sweet!
Whats the best way to clean up the blades – Steel wool, sandpaper, sandblasting? And how to you sharpen them? They feel sharp but I’m sure after 100 years they could use a little TLC.
How do I tell the difference between a crosscut and a rip saw? I know its the teeth, but always am confused on which one is which. Are crosscuts are the ones that almost look like there are 2 rows or teeth?
Also, is anyone interested in trading something for any of these saws? I have way more than I will ever use.