Disston Hand Saw - No. 7

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Disston Saw No.7 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Disston

Tool Type: Hand Saw

Model No: 7


The Henry Disston number 7 hand saw had a few different guises through the time in which it was produced.

The number 7 has a hardwood handle which was secured to the blade with three brass buttons on the smaller panel saws and four brass buttons on the other larger sizes.

One of the buttons was faced with a brass medallion. The medallion bore markings which were dependent on the time the saw was manufactured.

The buttons have flat-head screwdriver slots on the reverse side for tightening the handle to the blade should there be movement.

The Disston saw no.7 was fitted with a nibbed, crucible steel blade.

The Disston 7 saw was made in a huge range of sizes from 14 inch up to a whopping 36 inch.

The sizes the Disston 7 were made in were:

Panel Saw: 14", 16", 18", 20", 22", 24"

Hand Saw: 26"

Rip Saw: 28", 30", 32", 34", 36"

I recall seeing one of these larger saws some time ago which was being called a 'Disston advertising saw'.

Saw Construction

disston saw 7

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings: Disston Phila

Blade Markings:
'Henry Disston & Sons, Keystone Saw works, Philadelphia USA, Cast Steel Warranted, 7, Patent Ground, Reg US Pat Off'

disston saw 7

disston saw 7

Saw Construction

disston saw 7

Handle: Beech

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings: H.Disston & Sons Philada

Manufactured Dates

<1888 - 1933>


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