Disston Tenon Saw - Brass Back - No. 5

disston tenon saw 5
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Disston 5 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Tenon Saws

Manufacturer: Disston

Tool Type: Tenon Saw

Model No: 5

The Disston tenon saw number 5 has a brass back and is fitted with a shaped for comfort apple handle.

The handle has three brass buttons one of which is faced with a Henry Disston medalion.

The brass buttons are used to secure the handle to blade. The buttons have flathead screwdriver slots on one side to allow the buttons to be tightened / loosened should the need arise.

The Disston 5 tenon saw was produced in various lengths and number of teeth.

This particular saw photographed had a 14 inch blade with 13 tpi (teeth per inch).


Saw Construction

disston saw 5

Handle: Apple

Number Of Buttons: 3

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings: Disston Canada (circling around the Keystone symbol)

Brass Back Markings: Henry Disston & Sons, Toronto Canada, Warranted Cast Steel

Blade Markings:
Henry Disston & Sons limited, keystone saw works, 5, trade mark registered M. IndRgtrada

disston tenon saw no 5

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For information on dating this saw and other British saws, see the 'British Saws and Saw Makers from c1660' book , written by Simon Barley. The book is the most comprehensive saw directory to date listing makers, makers marks and manufacturing dates. There is also a whole host of additional information on the history of saw making, how to date a saw, in depth details on each of the large makers and much more, making for the most interesting read and leaving you with a slight desire to buy an old British saw.


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