Disston Mitre Saw - Steel Back - 1

disston large mitre saw
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Review By: I.Ball

Category: Other Saws

Manufacturer: Disston

Tool Type: Mitre Saw

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The steel back Disston mitre saw is a very large version of a Disston tenon saw.

The saw handle was often made from Apple wood. The handle was fitted with three brass securing buttons to hold the handle and blade securely in position. The medallion face of the middle three buttons is marked 'Disston & Sons Philadelphia' surrounding the Keystone symbol.

The steel back face is marked 'Henry Disston & Sons, Philadelphia USA, cast steel warranted'.

The saw shown is 25 inches in length and has 14 teeth per inch (tpi).

These old mitre saws were usually used in conjuction with a large metal framed mitre box.

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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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