Disston Saw No.8 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Hand Saws
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?
The screws are adjusted using a flathead screwdriver / turnscrew, typical of Disston
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".
Blade: Spring Steel
Number Of Buttons: 4
Type Of Buttons: Brass
'H.Disston & Sons Philada'
'H.Disston & Sons, Keystone Works, Philadelphia USA, Spring Steel Warranted, 8, Patent Ground'
<1888 - 1914>
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