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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:00 PM

A few years ago when I started a sideline sharpening business I also did some hand saw work seeing as how I have the machines to do it. Then I started to collect the original Disston Hand Saws. Usually picked them up at auctions for a couple bucks for a hand full. The junk ones were tossed, but a couple I used the blade where ever I needed a piece of spring steel. Works great to replace the broken kill tab on the old single engines.

At present I have 38 different models of Disston hand saws, all refurbished, sharpened and on display. If you have an old hand saw that has the word Disston on the medallion on the grip, I may be interested in buying it. Send me a photo of the grip and the entire saw and will see what you have. These saws were made out on the East cost so should be plentiful out there. Saws.JPG
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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:03 PM

Those were good hand saws!


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:11 PM

That's a very cool and interesting thing to collect.  They look great!


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:27 PM

Nice display.
I'll look thru Dads old ones and see if there's anything.
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Posted December 30, 2015 - 06:58 PM

Saw sharpening is a lost art. I still sharpen my hand saws by hand with a vise and hand set. We can't find anyone local here anymore that sharpens circular saws. Most of us have carbide tipped blades and no one does this any more. Nice collection of saws. I have about 9 and they are all older than heck. Thanks.        Roger.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 07:09 PM

I got several old Disston hands saws from my grandfather and I still use them.

He showed me how to set and sharpen them.

He told that a good sharp saw will sing to you when you are cutting right.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 07:50 PM

It seems all the saws I find are rusty and pitted.
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Posted December 30, 2015 - 07:55 PM

My father always said, let the saw do the work, the meaning is , don't force the saw to cut. I have a few of dads old saws, I must look at them. But, none of mine are for sale.

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 08:08 PM

It seems all the saws I find are rusty and pitted.

A lot of them will still clean up good with the right method.  Just don't use sandpaper or a sanding disc on them.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 08:52 PM

 Those are some nice saws. There not made like those anymore.

I collect old axes. I want to start collecting old cross cut saws.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 10:16 PM

Saw sharpening is a lost art. I still sharpen my hand saws by hand with a vise and hand set. We can't find anyone local here anymore that sharpens circular saws. Most of us have carbide tipped blades and no one does this any more. Nice collection of saws. I have about 9 and they are all older than heck. Thanks.        Roger.

As far as I know the closest ones that sharpen here are both 35 miles away.  I can sharpen the carbide as well as steel.  Can do it all with the hand saws.  Recondition, sharped, set, re-tooth, repair the totes or grips, some call it the handle.  Fun to work the rust off the blade and see that original etching start to show up.


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Posted December 30, 2015 - 10:28 PM

My grandfather had some hand saws , when he wanted them sharpen he would take them to a man in down town st.louis  .  This old man had a peddle cart and he would peddle all over the area sharpen any thing scissors,  knifes,  saws ,  He would hand write  you a receipt , tag your item and then he tell you were he would be to pick it up, or he come back to area . Wow you don't see that any more .

 

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Posted December 30, 2015 - 10:44 PM

I have clean a lot of steel using an angle grinder with a wire brush.

Using an angle grinder with a a wire brush - it burnish the steel, does not grind way the steel.

You have to have a light touch.  Remember you are only to remove the rust.

Only work one direction, also work away from the area that you cleaned.

 

Using a solid brass brush works great on aluminum,  which should also work on saws.


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Posted December 31, 2015 - 12:40 AM

I got several old Disston hands saws from my grandfather and I still use them.
He showed me how to set and sharpen them.
He told that a good sharp saw will sing to you when you are cutting right.

You my friend are exactly correct!
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Posted December 31, 2015 - 03:28 AM

In my profession we said: Die Säge und den Schwanz, die nimmt der Zimmermann ganz!






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