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    D-8 value?



    Ran upon one of these. It's not nearly so nice as this one though, but I can get it cheap. I am not a collector but I am tempted to try to buy this saw and restore it. Just curious if it they are worth anything? As I said, I am not a collector and I am going to grab my power saw for 99% of the rips buts I going to make too.
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    Jeff,

    Looks like they pretty much run the gamut. 10 bucks for an old user, 300 for a pristine collectors piece. Most good ones seem to go for 20-30 bucks:

    http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=dis...1&_from=&_ipg=

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    I like that handle style. Never saw one quite like it before.
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    Thanks Bill, should have looked on EBay. If that is all their bringing then I can forget about it.

    Frank, the handle and humped back are what caught my eye.
    God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,
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    and the eyesight to tell the difference.


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    It's a thumbhole rip saw, for 2 handed use. Feels good in the hand, and prices can vary a great deal - age, condition of the handle, condition of the etch, pitting or not, and how much height is left on the steel. I have a few D-8s and they are very nice users. Lots of info at the Disstonian Institute.

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    Depending on the year, it looks like anywhere from about $13,000 to nearly $200,000:

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