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Forum topic by g4570 posted 03-03-2015 05:03 PM 697 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-03-2015 05:03 PM

I need help identifying a crosscut saw that i purchased recently. It is a 26 inch saw with 10 ppi. Its has a warrented superior medallion with a disston symbol on the meddalion but i cant make out the etching. Its is in a badge shape but i cant read any of the letters. Any help would be greatley appreciated. Thanks


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#1 posted 03-03-2015 05:38 PM

Would love to give you an answer, but without a photo it’s nearly impossible to narrow it down.

It might be a Keystone (a lesser brand used by Disston) or something entirely different where the medallion is a replacement (very common among old saws, btw)

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#2 posted 03-04-2015 03:57 AM

These are a few pics after i cleaned it all up. The etching says “marshall wells hardware company” and hartford as well in a badge pattern

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#3 posted 03-04-2015 04:07 AM

It was common for the big three saw makers (Disston, Atkins, Simonds) to make saws for hardware stores so that they could carry their own brand.

Zenith was the name brand of the Marshall Wells Hardware Co. —you may find a shooting star in the etch which I think was the Zenith logo

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#4 posted 03-04-2015 04:14 AM

Thanks for the info. Now i just need to learn how to sharpen and set teeth ha ha. This saw is so old and dull i cant tell if it was crosscut or rip. But with 10 tpi im guessing crosscut. And there is literally no set left in it. So i think its a nice blank canvas as i bought it to use.

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#5 posted 03-04-2015 04:38 AM

I think your conclusion as to tooth configuration is correct.

For someone just starting out in the world of western hand saws, there is no better resource than this one:

http://www.vintagesaws.com/cgi-bin/frameset.cgi?left=main&right=/library/library.html

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#6 posted 03-04-2015 04:41 AM

I will definetly check that out.Thanks alot. I appreciate all the help.

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