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Forum topic by Armandhammer posted 215 days ago 496 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Armandhammer

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215 days ago

Ebay is too crazy and I can’t find anything locally.

Hoping to get a couple older Disston saws. I’d like to get a rip saw and a crosscut saw to start. I have a Japanese saw for jointery.

Looking for users, doesn’t have to be pretty. Just straight and sharp and in decent shape. I don’t mind giving them some TLC but sharping isn’t something I want to tackle right off the bat.


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ErikF

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#1 posted 215 days ago

What size saw are you looking for?

-- Power to the people.

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Armandhammer

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#2 posted 215 days ago

I don’t know…lol…Honestly don’t know enough to have a size preference. I figure something like a 26ish” blade with 5tpi for rip and the same for crosscut but with 8tpi or there abouts. Again, no experience, so something in that range to get my feet wet.

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Julian

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#3 posted 215 days ago

I am not hand saw expert but Paul Sellers has an excellent video on Youtube on how to sharpen saws. Fairly easy. I tried it out on a cheap saw from Homedepot. It worked.

-- Julian

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ErikF

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#4 posted 215 days ago

I might have a couple collecting dust in my shop that are pretty sharp. I’ll take a look tomorrow.

-- Power to the people.

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Wally331

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#5 posted 215 days ago

I also have a few that I could quick clean up and sharpen for you. Some Disston, Atkins, Bishop, warranted superior saws, all decent quality. I have several 8pt x-cuts that I know of, I will have to check on a 5ppi rip saw though.

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Armandhammer

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#6 posted 215 days ago

That would be awesome. I’d certainly give them a good home and use them often. I do want to learn to sharpen. I plan to grab a couple files and play on a cheap POS saw that I bought a long time ago that’s really not even usable cause it’s so crappy. I’ve seem Paul’s video…he certainly makes it look easy even though I know there’s more to it.

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realcowtown_eric

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#7 posted 215 days ago

Sharpening isn’t really a problem. I pay about 12$ a saw when I’m too lazy/busy to do it mself.

If you get into dovetail or tenon saws, your local sharp shop may put too much set on it, It ain’t that much cost/work getting set up to do yer own handsaw sharpening. and it really ain’t rocket science.

Wanna see , if you don’t already know, go to ebay, check out completed sales, sort by highest price first, and see what’s being paid for primo saws.

OTOH, if you keep searching and looking, and GSsale season ain’t that far away, you may just have to wait for the tool God to shine on you. He (?she) will do so when he (?she) decides you are ready for it!!!

The good saws are still out there. Good hunting

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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rhybeka

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#8 posted 213 days ago

I’m in the same boat, AH – just keeping my eyes peeled and hoping the budget is there when I find one. I found out my dad has a Disston the other day that was my granddads – told him I hope he wills it to me since he still uses it :)

-- aspiring jill of all trades

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Armandhammer

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#9 posted 213 days ago

Yeah, it sucks. Seems like everyone likes to bid these saws up in the last hour. I think I’m getting a decent deal on an ok saw and people run it up likes it a super rare nearly priceless artifact that’s never been seen by human eyes before.

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Wally331

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#10 posted 213 days ago

Pm sent and here is a picture of the kk no.88

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