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2 September 2014 at 9:30 pm #63216
Thanks Philo, wish I’d read your tip this morning. I took the streak out with 1200 w&d and white spirit. Might use your trick to finish up.
Here it is after cleaning with a molasses solution and a few fine grades of wet or dry.
Attachments:18 August 2014 at 8:01 pm #61425
I’m in the UK, haven’t come across simply green, going to be VERY careful around the etch…
In the same purchase as well as the Disston I picked up another 26″ saw (no manufacturer, but it feels good), 3 panel saws (2 decent Sheffield made, the 3rd better than average new-ish Tyzack), a gentlemans saw, a weird 60s saw with about 8 interchangeable blades (which my son is going to get for Xmas) 2 saw setting tools. Oh and a barely used camping gas burner.
Total? £4.50 (That’s $7.52 according to google). I couldn’t quite believe it- barely the cost of a disposable hard point saw!18 August 2014 at 6:52 pm #61422
3 bucks is a steal, engage smug mode sir!
I have been thinking the same thing David about the handle. The handle is well made but doesn’t seem to quite fit the info for Disstons of that era I’ve found on t’interweb. I’ve just got some molasses (thanks Michael P for that gem) – I’m going to practise on a not so crucial tool first, and then strip the Disston…14 August 2014 at 9:38 pm #60981
Ah, so the etch will get clearer. That’s worth knowing, I was tentative to touch that side thinking I’d lose any marking that was left.
That’s most useful thank you Sid.
From what I can make out of the mark now it looks most like the marks illustrated 1920 – 1930 on the disston Institue site.
Thanks all.14 August 2014 at 6:48 pm #60928
Our tip has a depot where “worthwhile” goods are put aside, a lot of tat, but you’re right tools are generally not valued at all. You have to sift through the dross, but every now and again a gem!
Thanks Jim, can’t I’ve searched the Disston inst site, but can’t find any info on the handle.
Seems saws of this size have 4 or more bolts generally, the panel saws having 3 occasionally.
As for the etching, the spot where the number should be is worn away.