20" Disston No. 12 PHILA (1917-1940) Panel Saw, 10 ppi x-cut. $275 Sold
18" Wheeler Madden Clemson Panel Saw, 8 ppi x-cut. $185 Sold
20" Disston No. 12 PHILADA (1896-1917) Panel Saw, 11 ppi x-cut. $175 Sold
22" Disston D8 PHILA (1917-1940) Panel Saw, 10 ppi x-cut. $195 Sold
24" Atkins No. 53 Handsaw), 8 ppi x-cut. $175 Sold
If you ever need a saw tuned up, Bad Axe is the place to go. Mark and his staff recently tuned up a recent Ebay find for me. The Disston 28 inch miter saw cuts like a new saw. It cuts so good I really believe it will replace my powered miter saw on most occasions. It's nice not to have to put on the dust mask and ear protection. Mark, my sincere thanks for your help. My Dad's miter box is once again a productive tool.
— Ernie Collamati, Harrisville, RI
I received my retuned and sharpened vintage hand saws from you today and they cut wonderfully. I tested all four saws on white oak which I use a lot in my furniture making. I could dimension my lumber almost as fast with these saws now as I can with my power saws. And the cuts are clean and straight. What a joy to use them. With these saws and your excellent retuning work I have just taken another giant leap toward more hand tool work, less noise and airborne dust in my shop and fewer safety concerns. Which, by the way, makes my wife happy too. I may just turn the electricity off some day at this rate.
— George Leonardos, Ada, MI
Mark: Just received my saws. They cut great! Thanks for your help. One concern though—they take such a small amount of effort to cut a board now, I may gain weight. . . .
— Dean Breswster, Lenoir, TN
Mark, Just wanted to let you know that the saw arrived safe and sound, had a chance to give a work out sunday.In a nut shell I could not be happier!!!!! I will be adding to my account later next week on a deposit for a 12" Dovetail saw. Keep up the good work.
— Randy Chalfant, Guthrie Center, IA
Hi Mark, I would like to let you know that I am very impressed with the vintage x-cutter! Thanks for the quick shipping, it got here on Saturday and I have begun to make a traditional set of saw benches, which this saw is very useful for! It's amazing the condition the saw is in after so many years and that it is still in working order, to me this is what hand tools are all about, longevity and continuous usefulness if well cared for. Thanks again!
— Matt Bobek, Saint Clair Shores, MI
New/Old Vintage Handsaws for Summer 2014: Here's a really nice assortment of hand and panel saws in rip and crosscut format.. While I have about another half-dozen saws I haven't loaded yet, thought I'd put these up for grabs for now, and load the rest later in the month.
Regardless of pricing, these are all oldies but goodies that will cut true and fast. I fully guarantee any of these saws to arrive on your doorstep razor-sharp, straight, wood treated, fasteners buffed and ready to put to immediate use. Please allow up to 72 hours upon ordering for shipment.
If you don't see what you want, the key thing to remember here is to just shoot me an email if there is a kind of saw with the pitch and size you're looking for. Chances are, I have it. Another thing to consider is that if you purchase a saw from another source (like eBay), just have the seller ship it directly to me for servicing. I'll turn it around within two weeks. Just be sure to keep informed regarding the saw's arrival.
Note: International customers will pay an additional shipping surcharge, between $15-$20 USD, depending on location.
Cheers! ~ Mark
Last Updated: 23 Aug 2014
20” Disston No. 12 PHILA (1917-1940) Panel Saw, 10 ppi x-cut. Near factory-depth plate with 5 7/8” at the heel with 2 ¼” at the toe. Head and shoulders one of the nicest vintage handsaws I’ve ever offered. Crisp etch and fasteners, pristine handle (one very small repaired split in the upper horn) with original finish, and razor-sharp plate with nib intact. Furniture-grade panel saw that’s a lifetime keeper. $275.
18” Wheeler, Madden Clemson Panel Saw, 8 ppi x-cut. 5 1/4" at the heel, 2 1/4" at the toe. NICELY-Preserved WMC Split-Nuts Panel Saw (pre-1876) for breaking down stock with solid handle, full horns, straight plate, crisp fasteners, readable stamped etch and freshly sharpened toothline. A very nice panel saw for someone with a small hand and stature--in amazing condition for being over 140 years old. $185.
20” Disston No. 12 PHILADA (1896-1917) Handsaw, 11 ppi x-cut. 5 ¼”at the heel, 1 11/16” at the toe. Scattered shallow pitting and rust stains on the plate; nib intact. Handle is in great condition with crisp fasteners. User-grade saw with plenty of life left in it for fine, furniture-grade cuts. $175.
22” Disston D8 PHILA (1917-1940) Handsaw, 10 ppi x-cut. 5 9/16”at the heel, 2 1/4” at the toe. Nice, straight plate with crisp etch. Handle is in good condition ( with minor/repaired surface flake splits around lower fastener) with full horns and crisp fasteners. User-grade saw with plenty of life left in it for fine, furniture-grade cuts. $195.
24” Atkins No. 53 Handsaw, 8 ppi x-cut. 5 7/8” at the heel, 2 1/4” at the toe. Here's a nice late 19th century hand saw for breaking down stock to length with a freshly sharpened toothline. Repaired lower horn, crisp fasteners, not etch. This is a great all-around user-grade handsaw for crosscutting hardwoods and softwoods alike to length. $175.
So there's the lineup of my Summer 2014 saws. Again, don't hesitate to contact me if you don't see the kind of configuration above that you want; chances are I have it, and just haven't restored it yet to make it ready for prime time. Cheers ~ Mark
A note on pricing: These are all quality saws I would happily use in my own shop. But Daddy has a Saw Problem—I can only keep so many before SWMBO lowers the boom (I'm sure you're there too, buddy). At any rate, I price saws to recoup my initial investment, and then get an appropriate return on investment for the 3-4 hours I spend restoring them. If you are interested in purchasing any of the above, please shoot me an email.