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    Hand saws swap

    The neighbor gave me these in exchange for fixing her gate...any help describing them as to type and worthiness of cleaning/sharpening would be greatly appreciated...I haven't the foggiest
    One's a Disston, the other I can find no markings...T.I.A.
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    From the one picture, looks like you have a cross cut and a rip saw. That's all I got for you!
    Jon

    God and family, the rest is icing on the cake. I'm so far behind, I think I'm in first place!

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    Thanks Jonathan, that's more than I had shucks, this field is so new to me, I'm still looking for the on-off switch on both of them

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    I've got a bunch of hand saws. I can't saw more than 2" before I'm east or west of the line
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    Ken,

    Those saws have a safety stop system somewhat like a SawStop, except that it is voice activated by "OUCH!!!!".

    Ike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wayne Eikenberry View Post
    Ken,

    Those saws have a safety stop system somewhat like a SawStop, except that it is voice activated by "OUCH!!!!".

    Ike
    Jon

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    Ken, can't say much about the un-named one, but if you look on the L side of the Disston [hold it in your hand, the side on the left] there should be an etch. The etch and medallion can tell you a lot if you go to

    http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/

    Both look like they need sharpening. It's a slippery slope, watch out.

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    Thanks Ken, lot's of good info there ... it's a D-23 and looks like it's from the early forties...more study time though to be sure
    Between your slippery slope warning and Wayne's explanation, these might just become decor on the wall

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    I've got a bunch of hand saws. I can't saw more than 2" before I'm east or west of the line
    The trick is to turn the board 90. That way you end up north or south of the line instead.
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    Ken, check your yellow pages. There should be a sharpening company in your area. I would send the blades out to be sharpened rather than trying to find a saw vise and saw set and file. Or at least to get them back to spec for sharpness and tooth pitch/set. Then you have something to work from when they need sharpening again.
    You have one, correction two, of the original cordless tools there!

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