Disston 5 Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Tenon Saws
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).
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
Henry Disston & Sons limited, keystone saw works, 5, trade mark registered M. IndRgtrada
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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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