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Forum topic by ChipBreaker posted 118 days ago 787 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChipBreaker

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118 days ago

Got this saw in a lot at an auction yesterday. This is the only one I cant find any information on. It’s not located on the disstoninstitute.com.. Any Information would be great.

-- I wood if I cood


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Ripthorn

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#1 posted 118 days ago

Keystone was Disston’s lower end saw line, and are generally not lumped in with “real” Disston hand saws. That is probably why you didn’t see it on disstonianinstitute. Additionally, they are usually not typed, as far as I know. Then again, I am far from a hand saw expert.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Pezking7p

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#2 posted 118 days ago

Looks like a Keystone K1 saw. Made by disston for keystone. Looks to be in great shape, nice find.

-- -Dan

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chrisstef

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#3 posted 118 days ago

I just recently sharpened up a K1 Keystone for another LJ and I was able to take it for a quick ride through some hardwoods and it cut pretty nice. Like Rip said it wasn’t their top of the line saw but without a doubt it will cut and it will work.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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ChipBreaker

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#4 posted 118 days ago

My friend wants it. A good deal on this saw would be?? $12.50?

-- I wood if I cood

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ChipBreaker

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#5 posted 118 days ago

There was another six saws in the lot too. Can’t decide whether to clean them up and keep them or sell… I really don’t know if I will use them.

-- I wood if I cood

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chrisstef

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#6 posted 118 days ago

12.50 is a more than fair price imo.

I cant peg any of the other saws in the pic besides the far right one which looks like a Disston 7. Id probably keep that one as a user.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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DocBailey

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#7 posted 118 days ago

the two in the center appear to be Disston D-95s with Tenite (plastic) handles.

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richardwootton

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#8 posted 118 days ago

I’m no expert by any stretch of the imagination, but from the picture, the one the third from the left looks almost like a Superior Warranted that I have.

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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BinghamtonEd

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#9 posted 117 days ago

I’d start the price at $50 and really drag him over the coals on this one.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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ChipBreaker

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#10 posted 117 days ago

Did you say $55.50? I SWEAR that you said $59.50!!!! Shoot, it’s all yours for $65.50!! :P

I’m gonna clean them all up. Put them on Ebay. I should get a couple dollars for the D-95. Probably wont get much for the D-7…. Might get stuck with D-23… I have to get rid of at least a couple so somebody doesn’t get mad at me :/

Keystone should be delivered on Saturday

-- I wood if I cood

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BinghamtonEd

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#11 posted 117 days ago

You might try posting them in the Trade & Swap forum (you can straight up sell there, too). Some people might be interested in them just for replacement parts (handles & buttons).

Pack & Mail can give you a shipping quote if you bring them a saw. They’re obviously not heavy but an awkward size. I wonder what shipping would be on one. Or you could be one of those eBay sellers who sells the saw for $2.99 and shipping is $29.99.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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ChipBreaker

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#12 posted 117 days ago

The first pic is the before ….and second two are after. Very cool looking saw.

Have no clue how much to post it for… Any clues? Whats reasonable? This is obviously my first clam bake.

-- I wood if I cood

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