Here is a fine set of saws for the woodworker who desires the finest tools. These are large full width saws, both 26 long, for rough work and fast dimensioning of wood in your shop before you do the precision work. Both saws are in great user condition and tuned-up ready for work. These saws are of fine quality and are freshly restored yet not over-cleaned, as I believe in leaving the aged patina and soul with the saw for the new owner to treasure. They have their original finish on the superb apple wood handles and saw plates lightly cleaned by hand not over polished and shiny. These saws are from the early 1900s made by Disston & Sons in Philadelphia. They are made with the finest spring steel Disston made and will perform superbly and last you a lifetime of woodworking. The large Disston D-8 crosscut saw from around WW1 Vintage, is a 26 clean hand-sharpened 9ppi. It is straight and clean, and a smooth, fast sawing saw, with 7-1/4 width at the heel. A large full width saw. Freshly hand sharpened with a 15 degree rake and a 25 degree fleam, a good average setup that produces a strong tooth that will cut easily with all woods. It has a good strong thickness at the teeth of. 029 up higher at the skew back, so it has a healthy tapered ground to allow less set with the teeth. It has been tested and saws smoothly in soft pine and hard oak leaving a smooth straight cut. It is a skew-back saw with a cover top handle that has been cleaned and lightly restored. The handle is a beautifully grained apple wood, with full horns and an ergonomic handle that is very comfortable in the hand even for large hands. It has a fine balanced hang with the deep set-in saw plate. The long horns lock in your hand for a comfortable balanced grip. It has a clean hand polished saw plate and a light etch. No rust or pitting, it has a clean factory polished saw plate and a clear readable etch and Disston quote of quality. All work was carefully hand done and care was taken to leave the personality of the saw intact for the next user in this saws lifetime. It is a wide 26 – D-8 thumb-hole rip saw that is straight and clean with an aggressive 5 ppi pitch , and 7-1/4 width at the heel. This is a large wide saw. The perfect apple wood handle is a golden honey color with handsome swirls in the grain and full length horns and a hand rubbed original finish. It has the early style thumb hole with the deep cutout carving that is just so comfortable to use and looks great as well. It is a skew back saw with a cover top handle that is set-in low for a fine balanced feel. That with the 5 saw screws; lock in the saw blade tightly. It is a comfortable form fitting handle locking in your hand with long flowing horns top and bottom offering good control when sawing. The thumb hole allows the left hand to join in on the action for long heavy ripping. Hand sharpened and ready to use, it is a saw with smooth – straight very fast sawing action. I meticulously fine-tuned this saw to perfection first jointing the tooth line and hand filing each tooth to get the perfect angles and size of each tooth. I filed a 4% rake which is a fine rake angle allowing smooth sawing action with aggressiveness of cut. Especially in harder woods or woodworkers who dont use handsaws every day this is a great compromise angle. The saw has a good strong thickness at the teeth of. 026 up higher at the skew back so it has a tapered ground to allow less set with the teeth. I did fine tune the set so it cuts smoothly in kiln dried hardwoods yet a little more set so it also works smoothly in softer woods. I tested this out with the softer Philippine mahogany as well as some harder oak wood, and it cuts fast and smooth. It has a clean saw plate with an aged grayish color plate not over-cleaned and shiny as it was left unbuffed to reflect its age. The clean saw plate has absolutely no rust or pitting and a light readable etch and Disston quote of quality. If you have been looking for a good set of D-8 saws, these fit the bill. These saws would be perfect for the woodworker who works with hand tools and who needs a good set of saws for hand dimensioning of lumber on saw horses, before your bench work or for rough timber frame out in the field. These are saws that will last a lifetime and be handed down to your next generation. I have collected handsaws for over 25 years and have enjoyed learning the history of this industry. I have always worked with hand tools and was fortunate to teach woodworking for 30 years after my six years in the military. It was during this time that I realized the best way to get quality tools for my students was to recondition vintage tools. Those kids knew how to dull a saw and often I had to keep them after school for an hour when I saw them abusing a saw. That way they came to realize what I went thru to get a saw in perfect working order. This consists of jointing the saw to get it straight, shaping and sharpening, re-jointing and re-sharpening, gently setting the teeth to get a smooth sawing action in the kerf, then final sharpening. Finally I lightly hone the edge with a fine stone and polish the blade- before testing the smoothness of the cut. AFTER THE SALE PLEASE CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS AS I WILL ALWAYS STRIVE TO KEEP MY CUSTOMERS FULLY SATISFIED. I was President of CRAFTS for over 10 years. I know antique hand tools and use them in my shop every day. I use many pictures as they are worth a thousand words and count on them as part of my description. So look them over for all the little details they reveal. The item “SPECTACULAR SET DISSTON D-8 SAWS THUMBHOLE RIP 1896-1917 Hand Sharpened” is in sale since Sunday, November 29, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Saws”. The seller is “takeadip” and is located in Hopatcong, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Brand: Disston