Hi guys… I have been working on sharpening a vintage Disston saw using Paul’s video as a reference. Everything is going well, and I almost have it where I want it to be, but it needs a bit more set.
I picked up a vintage Disston “triumph” saw set from ebay. I understand, from the video, how the modern sets work, but I can’t quite seem to figure this one out. When I press a tooth with it, it isn’t bending the tooth at all. There are several screw adjustments on the setting tool, but I’m not quite sure where I need to have them set.
Any advice or direction from someone who has experience with this type of tool is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Thanks guys… Scott, I saw that page when I was poking around Google for some instructions, but it’s a bit vague. For instance, it says part “B” and briefly describes what it is, but I can even really see how that part comes into contact with the saw, etc… I guess what I was looking for was a step-by-step. I will have a second look at it, though.
A second read over that page and I think I may have it now. I didn’t realize how far back I could set the depth stop (B) and the anvil (E) was a little tricky to set… it’s not marked and you have to eyeball the settings a bit to get it where it needs to be… it’s a bit of a clunky part too.
I’m going to play around with it in the morning, but I think I’m on the right track now. Thanks again for the help! 🙂
The Triumph saw set look pretty nice to me. It has a double-anvil like a Stanley 42X, one to hold the plate while the other bends the tooth. Some people claim that a pistol-grip saw set is more comfortable, but it probably just depends on your body position.
-Scott Los Angeles
That’s right… this one does have two hammers, and it seems to work pretty well, and doesn’t set the teeth too extreme. I would have to say, although I don’t have a pistol grip setting tool to compare, I would guess it is more comfortable. I was thinking this Disston was a bit awkward. It’s getting the job done though.
I got this saw set up, but it has one spot in the middle of the blade that is binding a bit while I saw. I will have to check over it again, hopefully tonight.
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