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SOLD S438 Vintage SHARP! Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON finer RIP SAW

SOLD S438 Vintage SHARP! Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON finer RIP SAW

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Antique hand tools - PREMIUM QUALITY saw S438

Up for sale is a Premium Quality HENRY DISSTON & SONS 28” D8 rip saw, freshly hand sharpened & set to a finer pitch for harder timbers. An applewood thumbhole handle & a taper ground 28” plate, circa 1917-40 medallion & pre 1929 plate. 

A full sized 28" / 710mm plate, this saw has been hand sharpened to 5° of rake & is a graduated fine rip, 6ppi at the toe & 5ppi at the heel good for ripping harder timbers.
A taper ground plate & a thumb hole applewood handle, 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.

Weight - 910g

Overall length - 80cm 


This saw is in authentic vintage condition, wear & tear consistent with age & use, the handle is crisp, freshly hand sharpened & set, scattered fine flyspec pitting to the plate.
It's a lovely saw, ready to go to work in the discerning workshop ripping hardwoods.
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.