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24 March 2016 at 5:33 pm #135929CraigParticipant
Miter –pond—(Mitre) box saw.
SW Pennsylvania25 March 2016 at 12:25 am #135936Salko SaficParticipant
No not mitre box as the blade isn’t wide enough, it’s just a backsaw that’s a rarity, LN produced them for a while but I haven’t seen any on their website for a while either.
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(Hand tool only woodworking magazine)25 March 2016 at 2:17 am #135942CraigParticipant
Perhaps, I’ve only seen these in conjunction with a miter box.
The blade/handle ratios are close to the four I have. Don’t use them, just keep em to look authentic.
Maybe useful for coffin makers:
SW Pennsylvania7 April 2016 at 2:35 pm #136231Eddy FlynnParticipant
what length is the plate
Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
,7 April 2016 at 4:47 pm #136238Greg MerrittParticipant
Carcass saw. Think full width dadoes and sliding dovetails across the the width of a case side.
http://hillbillydaiku.com9 April 2016 at 5:02 am #136267
It is a miter saw — the giveaway is the (angled) relief at the heel — that feature is absent on carcass, sash, tenon, etc. saws14 April 2016 at 4:18 pm #136397stripnieksParticipant
Thank You for responses, I spent a lot of time with the saw this week,i removed handle,soaked blade in acid to remove rust and then oiled it,meanwhile i scraped initials ,dirt,paint and many other things away from the handle,removed screws (had to machine later a missing srew on lathe)
handle is now cleaned up finished and waxed, brass screws after few hours in baking soda revealed maker -Its H.Disston & Sons Philada saw. As i have no idea about how much worth this saw is if i want to sell it . but it really did surprised me that from old flea market rust piece mixed with mechanic tools in flea market where you if get lucky you find destroyed wooden plane.
Interesting would be to hear story how this piece came to Austria all the way from USA.
Here are some pictures
Thank You For your help.
PS:METAL WILL BE POLISHED TOMORROW ;
how much this saw might be worth?(very good condition)14 April 2016 at 5:25 pm #136411
From the medallion, we can narrow your saws date of manufacture to between 1896 and 1917.
It’s not a particularly valuable saw, since Disston made thousands of these, but the handle is in nice shape.
Your best bet is to research similar models on that world-wide auction site.14 April 2016 at 6:37 pm #136412stripnieksParticipant
@ joe bailey,yes i know that this saw is a mass product ,but still ,if you find it in Austria where metal woodworking tools are rare thing to find that ,so i have never sold something like this.
and i cant find any saw from Disston who looks similar like mine and is for sale 🙁
Thank You for helping me estimating its age 🙂21 April 2016 at 9:42 am #136556dbornMember
Do you think someone from the the United States could have mailed it in a care package after WWII? My dad told me how his grandparents would send hand-me-downs to Sweden and possibly Germany post WWII, because family overseas didn’t have anything. But then again, frame saws are more popular in Europe than back saws.. If I had to guess, it was a transplant from the war. Kind of fun to hypothesize about mysteries like this.
Nonetheless, What a great find and the saw came out beautifully!!
Dan21 April 2016 at 3:06 pm #136564Robert FowlerParticipant
For more infomation on Disston Saws you should look at this web site.
Robert21 April 2016 at 10:04 pm #136577ehiseyParticipant
Nice saw, it will depended on the buyer. I have seen saw in about that range go from $30-300. It just depends on the buyer climate.
Lung T'an Hu Huesh Kung-fu Woodshop22 April 2016 at 3:29 am #136591Frank JosephMember
It is a carcass saw I think, its a bit long for a sash. From what I can see,look up Diston carcass saw and then compare it to a sash saw
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.22 April 2016 at 3:37 am #136592Frank JosephMember
Oh I don’t think its a miter the few I have seen have a heaver Back to run in a miterbox guides
In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.22 April 2016 at 4:00 am #136593
your comment has no basis in fact — Disston never specified any of their backsaws as a “carcass”, “sash”, “tenon” or any other specified-name saw.
There was the No. 4 backsaw, and the number 77 (no-set required) backsaw. They came in various lengths and depths, but no attempt was made to call them anything other than backsaws.
Disston also made half-back saws, gent’s-handled dovetail saws, open-handled dovetail saws, and brass-backed backsaws, but there’s no mistaking the OP’s saw for one of these
I have (9) Disston catalogs from the early 1900s through the late 1940s. The ONLY saws featuring a relieved (cut-away, angled) heel plates are the miter saws.
Attached is an excerpt from the 1926 catalog — read the copy concerning the truncated heel, (referred to in the copy as the “butt”)
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