Any help will be appreciated. I have settled on stoning the teeth until the saw stays in the kerf, afterwards I take a 7 oz hammer and gently tap the teeth untill the set I'm looking for is achieved. Seth Handle cleaning I have read where people have used 0000 steel wool and some oil to clean the handle to let the wood absorb some of the oil the put some wax on it. In September 1872, Henry Disston and two other men dug part of the foundation for what was to become the largest saw manufacturing facility in the world: Disston Saw Works. This blog is then my small contribution to the growing knowledge base on line and to share my woodworking adventures, mistakes and all, to whomever may be interested to learn from my mistakes and tribulations as I continue to grow as a woodworker. This division was then sold in 1984 to R. Notice also that the pattern of dots on the perimeter is courser than the medallion above it.
As with the others I've bought, the DeWalt will be dull in less than a year, can't be resharpened and doesn't cut well at all in ripping. These payments are very helpful to us, and add no additional fees to our users, so we are grateful for anyone who uses the affiliate links. Find out more in our. Then I put the handle back on and find some scrape to try the saw on. Consider that Disston started out making only several hundred saws annually in the first years of production, increasing to perhaps 10 or 14 thousand saws per year by the end of the first decade of production.
These pictures were collected from various sources on the Internet. I always end up getting to excited about refurbishing or using tools and end up forgetting to take before pictures. I doubt any of the saws that I have wearing that medallion are made by the same folks. I am figuring on using linseed oil and wood wax. After the I try to remember to take the after pictures. Whether you do or not, I truly appreciate the thought and effort you put into answering my question. Over the following decade, the Disston company continued to grow, even while dedicating itself to the Union Army's war effort.
You mess with it at your peril and at the risk of losing brand loyalty to your competition. During the Civil War he joined the Union Army against his father's wishes. Any product claim about a service or product should be verified with the manufacturer. Unless Disston used the Eagle medalions on second line American made saws I doubt your saw is made by them. Being military, we moved around and did numerous home renovation projects as designed by my wife, I executed them :- I have also been a regular member of most base's woodshop I encountered in our moves.
The Medallions and Timeline of Saw Manufacture This medallion from a handsaw is different from those above and below it in that it is from a full-sized saw. I got this saw home and had it taken apart to start cleaning and refinishing the handle before remembering to snap some pictures. It was sharpened with crosscut teeth and works pretty well. Disston also started making in 1865. I guess some have a square shank in a square hole before the threads and that keeps them form spinning. The word Superior simply means that the saw was made from the best materials available at the time. The perimeter is also sanded flush with the surface of the handle, as were all previous medallions.
I might have to rethink that. The saw says Warranted Superior, with an eagle in the middle of the nut, with the year 1887. I don't have information to further pinpoint the date. With only one filing the old saw out cuts the brand new one and I can sharpen it over and over for years and probably make it last the rest of my life. This is partly why users typically look for Disstons that were made in from about 1900-1917 because the handles were hand-shaped and are far more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than the later examples. The claim is only as good as the word of the maker, if you think about it. Most American saws from the 20th century, regardless of brand name, were made in the works of Disston, Atkins, Bishop, or Simonds.
While it's a different style of saw a lot of the same principles apply. Based on the pictures, the likelihood that this saw will be easy to put back into service is slim. Also, former member Brink has a great thread on the subject somewhere around here too. In 2008, Clint was one of the founders of Pro Tool Reviews. This medallion still featured the old-style split sawnuts that were used until about 1876.
This dates the medallion close to 1874-75. The handle dug into the heel of my palm and after about half an hours use my hand felt bruised and it puts you off using them. The right medallion started appearing in 1845. A successor corporation, still active in Philadelphia, is called Disston Precision. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice! Please be sure the shipping address provided to us is the correct address you want your items shipped to. It needs be be rehabbed and sharpened. I dont know much about hand tools or how sharp a regular saw is compared to this one or even how I would go about getting it super sharp or if there are any other things I should do to get it tip top.