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BigMig

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09-18-2013 04:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: disston panel saw handsaw hand saw crosscut

Hey LJs, I’m looking to sell a Disston D8 that I’m not really using enough. It was prepped and sharpened by Mike Allen. The condition is excellent, but I won’t be able to post photos till this evening. If you’re interested, shoot me a note and I’ll get pics up before the day’s over.

Thanks,
Mike

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA


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#1 posted 09-18-2013 04:51 PM

Hey Mike, how much are you asking for your Disston?

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 04:56 PM

Important point that I forgot – thanks Richard.

Will ask $165 plus actual shipping

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 06:15 PM

Interest will depend on the pics.

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 06:19 PM

I don’t intend to be rude in asking, but is this price based on condition or did I get an excellent deal picking a D8 up at a garage sale for $5? Look forward to seeing the picture.. As you can see mine is pretty well worn but it is much improved from the initial cleaning…

-- Dan

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#5 posted 09-19-2013 12:09 AM

A lot depends on the age and condition Dan, just like any other collectible. The more recent D8’s aren’t worth that much but $5 is still good in any book. The ones before 1900 can be very valuable especially if they are even older or in very good shape. I saw a set of pristine 1917 collectible Disstons go for around $600 per saw.

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#6 posted 09-19-2013 02:15 AM

Nice… Thanks Tim, was unaware there was such a long production. Is there a good reference for determining age? Still looking forward to seeing the pics…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 09-21-2013 07:59 PM

I (finally) have some pictures of the saw …now how do I post them…?

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#8 posted 09-21-2013 08:21 PM

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#9 posted 09-21-2013 08:25 PM

Mean like this?

down at the bottom of the page, “Have your say” box. Across the top are a few icons. click on the one that says IMG, as in images. A small window will show up, asking where the photos are. That would be the “Browse” icon. find a picture you want, and select it. Should say “open”. Then hit the “insert this image icon” and have the curser where you want the picture to go.

Disston D-8 5 point rip saw, with the thumbhole, from Philly no less.

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#10 posted 09-21-2013 11:40 PM

Sorry Dan, thought I posted this. The Disstonian Institute web site has a lot of info on Disstons, and there is a page on medallions that can give approximate ages. The other saw makers don’t have nearly as much information online. There’s probably a book out there somewhere.

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#11 posted 09-22-2013 12:16 AM

There’s probably a book out there somewhere.
And that would be: Hand-Saw Makers of North America by Erv Schaffer

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#12 posted 09-23-2013 06:58 PM

Beautiful saw Mike! Thanks for the link Tim, will certainly put it to use… Found same title by Erwin Schaffer, $95 used on Amazon… Bit rich for me but no doubt an excellent book…

-- Dan

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