Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Panel Saws!! Need one, two …?? *LINK*

Wiley Horne
Hi Jim,

Just a couple things….

1. Double taper. One advantage of a Disston or other vintage saw is the double taper. I don’t believe any of the modern saws—at any price—have this, but would be pleased to learn different.

2. Range of saw lengths and points. You likely already have looked at this, but just in case…….As I understand it, a ‘panel saw’ is any saw, rip or crosscut, under 26” length, meaning 24” or less. And in general, with higher-than-average tooth count. Here’s the D-8 page from the Disstonian Institute, showing all the lengths and points offered in 1918 (sorry, I can’t format it, no matter what I itry):

“Information taken from Disston 1918 catalog (look at the 28” rips!):

D-8 Illustration
D-8
This is the original Skewback Saw, and has proved to be the most popular saw in the world. Skew-back, Refined Crucible Steel blade, Warranted, Apple handle, full Polished, Brass screws. These Saws have all the latest improvements in hand saws, and are warranted superior. They combine the popular "Skewback," the peculiar shaped butt or heel which, with the new screws, make it almost impossible to work loose from the handle, and gives the full sweep of the Saw without the possibility of catching in the work. This saw was originated and patented by HENRY DISSTON in 1874. Thumb-hole in handle of 26" rip, and larger; also in 28" hand.
Manufactured only in the following lengths and points:

inches points wholesale

Crosscut
16 9, 10 $14.75 per dozen
18 9, 10, 11 $16.25
20 8, 9, 10, 11 $18.00
22 8, 9, 10, 11 $20.00
24 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. $21.50
26 5½, 6, 6½, $22.50
7, 8, 9, 10, 11
28 5, 6, 7, 8 $25.50

Rip
20 7 $18.00
22 7 ‘. $20.00
24 5, 5½, 6, 7 $21.50
26 4½, 5, 5½, 6 $22.50
28 3½, 4, 4½, 5,
5½, 6 $25.50

http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/

Wiley

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