Another Disston Saw ID request
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Hi:

This morning's find is an oddball.  Any ideas on ID?

Thanks
DM

   

   
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  Re: Another Disston Saw ID request by matzner (Hi: This morning'...)
Someone was trying to make that into a stair saw?   Used to be a No. 4?
Show me a picture, I'll build a project from that
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  Re: Another Disston Saw ID request by matzner (Hi: This morning'...)
What is the diameter of the medallion? That style could be anywhere from 1917 to 1955. The handle looks like a very worn No. 4. The hole pattern is consistent with a Distton No. 4, but the handle itself is either from another saw or it's been very worn. The saw itself has definitely been modified. The spine doesn't fit snugly into the handle. Makes me think its a franken-saw and that someone just used an old Disston medallion with sawnuts.
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Allan Hill
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  Re: Another Disston Saw ID request by matzner (Hi: This morning'...)
The medallion is 13/16" 1930's or 40's.  And I think that Bandit had it right - someone cut up a #4.

Another $2 invested in my education.

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DM
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  Re: Another Disston Saw ID request by matzner (Hi: This morning'...)
Could be a cut up #4. If so, they married up a different sawplate, because the spine isn't fitting well inside the handle. The spine should be almost completely flush to the top of the handle.
Still Learning,

Allan Hill
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  Re: RE: Another Disston Saw ID request by matzner (The medallion is 13/...)
(09-14-2021, 10:07 AM)matzner Wrote: The medallion is 13/16" 1930's or 40's.  And I think that Bandit had it right - someone cut up a #4.

Another $2 invested in my education.

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DM

Actually, remove the handle and spine, cut the front straight and trim the spine to match, clean it up and sharpen and return it to its intended purpose; worth the effort if the plate is otherwise straight and in good shape.
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  Re: RE: Another Disston Saw ID request by Admiral ([quote='matzner' pid...)
(09-15-2021, 10:19 AM)Admiral Wrote: Actually, remove the handle and spine, cut the front straight and trim the spine to match, clean it up and sharpen and return it to its intended purpose; worth the effort if the plate is otherwise straight and in good shape.

That was kind of my thought - aside from looking a little stabby, looks like it's in ok shape as far as a useable saw.
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