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Forum topic by ChipBreaker posted 03-28-2014 03:08 PM 562 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChipBreaker

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03-28-2014 03:08 PM

Just need a little advice. Looking to sell it in the trade thread. Kind of a newbie to hand saws.

Disston D-95 26” 11 PPI



-- I wood if I cood


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MrRon

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#1 posted 03-28-2014 06:40 PM

I would check what a new saw from Lee Neilsen costs; then knock off 25%. If the teeth need resetting/filing, knock off another 10%.

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#2 posted 03-28-2014 06:54 PM

I just took a peek on ebay and theres about 10 of them on there, none with any bids unfortunately. Asking price there is about $50. Its kind of a weird saw. For me, I like the styling of the older 7’s, 8’s, and 12’s and I somewhat suspect that is the case for most. Im not saying there isn’t a market out there for this saw but it might be a limited market. I think $20-25 is fair considering it will most likely need to be sharpened and its gonna take a few bucks to have it shipped as well. Now, if it had the “Victory” logo on the plate, you might get $50-$70 for it but that’s just a hunch.

I will say that its a mighty clean saw.

-- "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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#3 posted 03-28-2014 07:50 PM

Thanks guys!! This is going to be my first out of a couple that I will sell. I just couldn’t pass up the deal on the lot.

FYI- chrisstef, I have a D-7 that will be cleaned up next week. ;) Reeeeeaaaaallll cheap.

Have to get rid of some stuff. I got two used band saws today for $70…. The GF is NOT happy. lol

-- I wood if I cood

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#4 posted 03-28-2014 07:54 PM

Chipbreaker, is the saw currently sharpened?

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

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ChipBreaker

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 08:42 PM

It’s not sharpened. I’ve never done that before. Wasnt sure if I wanted to try it on something that I wasn’t going to keep.

-- I wood if I cood

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MrRon

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#6 posted 03-29-2014 04:44 PM

Keep in mind that there are few people left who know how to or even do saw sharpening. This is a skill that old timers had. Most grindersmen today won’t even touch a hand saw. There were special machines to file saw blades (I have one). It takes a lot of time to set up a blade for sharpening on a machine. I don’t think those machines are even made anymore. The alternative is sharpening by hand, something that today’s grindersman can’t do; if he did, it would cost more than the saw would be worth. The only real option left is to learn to sharpen it yourself. It is not too difficult to do. It just takes a lot of practice to get it right.

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#7 posted 03-29-2014 09:01 PM

I am fortunate to have a guy that sharpens hand saws close by. He charges $1.00 per inch if the saw is in good shape, no damage.

-- Mark

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#8 posted 03-29-2014 09:45 PM

I don’t know about grindsman, but there are several guys who run saw sharpening services, a few frequently this forum in the $40 range per saw.

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ChipBreaker

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#9 posted 03-30-2014 01:40 PM

I found a guy to do it. He will show me some stuff.

-- I wood if I cood

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