New/Old Vintage Handsaws for Fall 2012: Here's a small but nice assortment of hand and panel saws in rip and crosscut format, with an outstanding Millers Falls miter box thrown in for good measure. 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 while I focus on the Bad Axe backlog.
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 ten days for delivery.
Note, as of 20 Oct 2012: My daily OPTEMPO whacking at the Bad Axe backlog precludes me from keeping this part of the site up-to-date. 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.
As for the pictures & prices below--I'll keep them posted on this page so they can serve as a guide as to what I typically carry.
Cheers! ~ Mark
22” Disston No. 7 PHILADA (1896-1917), 7 ppi rip Panel Saw. 5 7/8" at the heel and 2 5/8” at the toe. The best panel saw I've come into in some time with clean wood and metal, no issues, straight, near-factory-depth plate, and filed for ripping furniture-grade stock to width in dense hardwoods. Nib intact, great etch (Disston made this one for Hammacher Schlemmer, arrow-straight plate, and crisp fasteners. $235. sold
26" Geo. H. Bishop Handsaw, 10 ppi x-cut: An outstanding Geo. H. Bishop full-sized handsaw from the late 1800's with a beatifully wheat-carved handle for carefully finessed cuts after breaking down your stock with a coarser pitch. No issues with wood or metal, no chips, checks or cracks in the handle; crisp fasteners and a wonderful plate dead-nuts straight with near factory depth. This saw just hasn't been used much for the last century. $225. sold
26”Ship-Point D15 'Victory' Handsaw, 10 ppi x-cut (mid-1950's): One of the last great saws Disston made before the Porter takeover in 1955. The D15 Victory is essentially a souped-up D23 with Rosewood handle. Why they put aluminum fasteners on this fine saw is a mystery to me, but regardless, this is a fabulous saw in a great pitch for furniture-grade cuts: $195. sold
26” Simonds No. 10 1/2 Handsaw, 7 ppi rip: 6" at the heel, 2 3/4" at the toe. Excellent pre-1928 handsaw for ripping stock to width. The plate is clean and straight , and no issues with the nicely preserved and finished handle. A previous owner drilled a hang-hole at the toe, which I don't like, but it doesn't affect the performance of this fine saw. $175. sold
Millers Falls/Langdon Acme Size 2 1/2 No. 75 Miter Box with matching 30" Disston No. 4-30 PHILADA (1896-1917) Miter Saw: Here's the box everyone wants, with a matching Disston No. 4-30 Miter Saw etched for Millers Falls. Box has seen good use, but is in excellent working condition like a well broken-in baseball mitt. The saw is in equally nice condition, and filed 11 ppi x-cut with 4.75" usable plate depth below the back. All work-holding and saw depth stops are present for duty, a rarity with these boxes (note: shipping for box invoiced separately): $395. sold
So there's the lineup of my Fall 2012 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.