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SOLD S364 Vintage SHARP! Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON & SONS 1880s D8 RIP SAW

SOLD S364 Vintage SHARP! Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON & SONS 1880s D8 RIP SAW

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Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S364

Up for sale is a hard to find Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON & SONS D8 rip saw, freshly hand sharpened & set. Pretty much the industry standard workhorse of rip saws, a thumbhole applewood handle with 5 x saw bolts & a 26” plate that has a good taper grind. Circa 1880s. 

A full sized 26" / 660mm plate, this saw has been hand sharpened to 5° of rake & is a coarse rip profile of 4ppi, good for speedy ripping of soft & medium hardness timbers.
A highly taper ground plate, and a beautiful applewood handle with an inset medallion, this is a saw from the "Golden Years" of saw manufacture from the late 19th century & early 20th centuries, when their skill was at it's zenith & the materials were high quality & makers took pride in their work & stood by their tools as a quality product, carpenters weren't using hand held circular saws yet, so they needed saws that worked well & held an edge.

This saw is for the woodworker that is happy to work unplugged, you'll know what I mean when you read this, it's like fast food vs slow food, it's getting back to the heart of woodworking & using your hands, not flicking a switch.

It cuts well, please note all sharpened saws are fully guaranteed, if it fails your expectations of a sharp saw, send it back in the condition that I sent it to you for your money back- simple.
Please note any blue colour you can see on the tooth line is engineers set out fluid- our saw Dr (Jim the saw man) uses it to keep track of where he's filed- if you've ever sharpened a saw that will make sense to you.

Please DM us if you are looking for a particular model, maker or type antique/vintage saw, as we have many SHARP ANTIQUE/ VINTAGE SAWS ready for use available in our shop, plus hundreds more yet to restore.

If you wish to purchase MORE THAN ONE SAW, please contact us via e-mail or text 0401091970 so that we can give an accurate combined postage cost for you.

Size: 75cm

Weight: 720g


This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear & tear consistent with age & use, the handle has well executed repairs to the top & bottom horn, a broken tooth about 200mm from the heel that will re grow when sharpened, freshly hand sharpened & set, scattered pitting to the plate.
It's a lovely saw, ready to go to work in the discerning workshop, Disstons of this vintage are not common.
Please check the photos as they are part of the description.

Tools are TAX DEDUCTIBLE for work purposes & a GST- inclusive  .pdf TAX RECEIPT of YOUR PURCHASE is sent automatically with your ORDER CONFIRMATION E-MAIL.