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Identification help

PostedCOLON November 24th, 2020, 2:32 am
by MELVYN
Hi all I was given this saw recently it is 5ft long & had Disston USA stamped in the handles. Any information on model, age etc would be appriciated.

Regards to all
Melvyn
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Re: Identification help

PostedCOLON November 25th, 2020, 3:40 pm
by PATCsawyer
Those are auxiliary handles for one man saws, not typically used for 2-man saws. Removing some rust from the center of your felling saw might reveal a maker's etch. Go easy with fine sandpaper or steel wool. Saw doesn't look as if its ever been filed.

Re: Identification help

PostedCOLON November 26th, 2020, 12:11 am
by MELVYN
Thanks for the information Pat . No etching visible

Re: Identification help

PostedCOLON November 28th, 2020, 7:32 pm
by Jim_Thode
Melvyn,
You may want to look though the old saw catalogs at:
https://crosscutsawyer.com/viewforum.php?f=7

Many manufactures made similar saws.

Re: Identification help

PostedCOLON November 30th, 2020, 12:31 am
by MELVYN
Thanks Jim much appreciated .

Re: Identification help

PostedCOLON December 1st, 2020, 2:28 pm
by sandersdwa
Just to add that the etch will be at the center of the saw, but on one side or the other for that type of saw. Go VERY slow with removing the rust and watch for any indication of an etch as it can disappear quickly. I use a water trickle and a natural pumice stone for the etch area. Stroke only in the direction of grind which will be longitudinal to the blade on this saw.

A 3M grille brick (search on ebay) will work like the natural pumice stone but it is more aggressive and can take the etch off quickly. However, this grille brick works very nicely on the rest of the saw.

Re: Identification help

PostedCOLON December 2nd, 2020, 1:31 am
by MELVYN
Thanks for all your help . I was vey careful but no sign of an etching. This is becoming addictive :D