Can You tell me what is this for?

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  • #135926
    stripnieks
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    As tool collector ive found this saw in flea market but its too big for dovetails and tennons.
    where can i use it ? never seen soucha saw in this size.

    Thank You!

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  • #135929
    Craig
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    @craig

    Miter –pond—(Mitre) box saw.
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #135936
    Salko Safic
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    @salko

    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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    #135942
    Craig
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    @craig

    Salko,
    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:

    Best,
    Craig

    SW Pennsylvania

    #136231
    Eddy Flynn
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    @edfly

    what length is the plate

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #136238
    Greg Merritt
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    @gman3555

    Carcass saw. Think full width dadoes and sliding dovetails across the the width of a case side.

    http://hillbillydaiku.com

    #136267
    joe bailey
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    @joebailey

    It is a miter saw — the giveaway is the (angled) relief at the heel — that feature is absent on carcass, sash, tenon, etc. saws

    #136397
    stripnieks
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    @stripnieks

    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)

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    #136411
    joe bailey
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    @joebailey

    Reinis,

    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.

    #136412
    stripnieks
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    @stripnieks

    @ 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 🙂

    #136556
    dborn
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    @dborn

    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!!

    Dan

    #136564
    Robert Fowler
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    @robert1969

    Reinis,

    For more infomation on Disston Saws you should look at this web site.

    http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/

    Robert

    #136577
    ehisey
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    @ehisey

    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.

    Tuscloosa, Alabama
    Lung T'an Hu Huesh Kung-fu Woodshop

    #136591
    Frank Joseph
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    @frankj

    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
    Frankj

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #136592
    Frank Joseph
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    @frankj

    Oh I don’t think its a miter the few I have seen have a heaver Back to run in a miterbox guides
    Frankj

    In South Jersey the good part of New Jersey, USA.

    #136593
    joe bailey
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    @joebailey

    Frankj

    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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