Disston Hand Saw - No. 8

disston hand saw 8
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Disston Saw No.8 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Hand Saws

Manufacturer: Disston

Tool Type: Hand Saw

Model No: 8


The Henry Disston number 8 saw was an old saw from the Disston saw range fitted with an Apple handle and a nibbed 'Spring Steel' blade.

The Disston number 8 saw handle was made with a decorative, elegant shape which was a fitting design for the end of the Victorian era (late 1800's) / start of the 20th century (1900's).

The handle is secured to the blade with the use of four brass medallions, one of which is faced with a Disston medallion with an image of the Keystone.

The medallion appears to have had some sort of decorative half moon design surrounding it, possibly originally with advertising on?

disston saw 8

The screws are adjusted using a flathead screwdriver / turnscrew, typical of Disston saw buttons.

Many saws made by other makers of the time had a split-nut button design which were adjusted using a special split-nut screwdriver.

The heel of the blade at the handle end has a curved edge design.

The blade has a nib on the top edge towards the front.

The Disston number 8 saw was made in many different lengths and various teeth per inch (tpi). The saw photographed had a 26 inch blade with 7 teeth per inch.

The Disston saw no.8 was made in sizes 16", 18", 20", 22", 24" and 26".

disston saw no 8

disston saw no 8

Saw Construction

disston saw 8

Blade: Spring Steel

Handle: Apple

Number Of Buttons: 4

Type Of Buttons: Brass

Medallion Markings:
'H.Disston & Sons Philada'

Blade Markings:
'H.Disston & Sons, Keystone Works, Philadelphia USA, Spring Steel Warranted, 8, Patent Ground'

Manufactured Dates

<1888 - 1914>


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