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Thread: Old handsaw ID...?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan

    Old handsaw ID...?

    Not much to go on here, they say they think it is from the US...........

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    Any ideas?

    $25 on auction right now, you don't see many of this type of saw here in Japan.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Forest Grove, Oregon USA
    Hi Stu,

    Does the auction say what the medallion says? Without that or "raising" an etch, it's nigh impossible. That said, it looks like a Disston. It's after 1890 because of the domed nuts. 3 bolts--either it is a shorter panel saw, perhaps 20" or less or else it was a house branded saw. Often the hardware store saws had less bolts, poorly shaped handles, or both. This one has a nice handle, which is why I would think it is a shorter than 26" saw. Most panel saws had less bolts than the larger versions.

    It's fairly fine pitched [number of teeth per inch is on the higher end]. The blade appears like it would clean up well.

    Take care, Mike
    Wenzloff & Sons Sawmakers

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Thanks Mike!

    I left out the size, they say the overall lenght is 60 cm (23.5") and the blade is 52 cm (20.5")

    If it stays REAL cheap, I'll buy it.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    That looks like one of the Disstons my dad had. My brother took them when we sold the house after mom passed away.
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