What Stanley is to planes and Keen Kutter is to axes and pocket knives, Disston is to handsaws. Henry Disston began selling saws in 1840, eventually manufacturing everything from crosscut saws, designed to cut across the grain of a piece of wood, to rip saws, whose teeth help keep a cut straight when sawing with the grain. Other types of saws produced by Disston and other tool manufacturers include backsaws (with or without a mitre box), coping saws, keyhole or compass saws, and hack saws, which are designed to cut through metal. Pruning saws are another family of saws, as are antique two-man saws used by lumberjacks to fell trees.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

The Disstonian Institute

The Disstonian Institute

In the 1940s, an estimated 75 percent of all handsaws sold in the United States were Disstons. Erik von Sneidern’… [read review or visit site]

Alloy Artifacts

Alloy Artifacts

A tool collectors’ dream, this site is a deep repository of photos and info on 20th century hand tools and the co… [read review or visit site]

Old Woodworking Machines

Old Woodworking Machines

This collective website, which started as an online discussion forum, now also includes a large database of manufac… [read review or visit site]

Drainspotting

Drainspotting

Josh and Cam Larios have created this site enabling people to upload and 'tag' photos of historic or artistic manho… [read review or visit site]

A Millers Falls Home Page

A Millers Falls Home Page

Randy Roeder has carved out a niche for himself with his fine website devoted to the history of the Millers Falls C… [read review or visit site]



Most watched eBay auctions    

1895 - 1909 E. C. Atkins And Co. Hand-sharpened No. 2 14 Inch Tenon Saw Inland Lapidary Band Saw Cut Glass. Used.Vintage Stanley 150 Cast Iron Miter Box W/ Disston Back Saw - Woodworking Tool Atkins Victor 66" # 225 - 2 Man Crosscut Saw - NosAntique Vintage Disston & Sons Philada 12" Coping Back Miter Hand Saw 15tpi ToolUgly Disston D8 26" 5 1/2 Pt "r&r" Rip Saw - Hand Sharpened W Tyzack & Turner No.14b Brass Top Tenon Saw 14 Teeth Per InchWenzloff Crosscut Saw - Ebony Handle - Disston No. 7 Handle StyleHenry Disston & Son 1865-1871 Deep Etch Hand Saw RipHenry Disston And Sons 8" Dovetail Saw1 Dozen (12) New Old Stock Original (au) Wiltshire 5" Slim Taper Saw FilesUgly Disston D-8 26" 8pt Versatile Finish Crosscut Saw - Hand Sharpened Vintage Antique Henry Disston & Sons 16" Tenon Rip Back Saw DovetailRichard Groves & Sons Dovetail SawLong Antique Japanese Carpenters Signed Saw / Nokogiri / Tool / Tree Cutting1 Dozen (12) New Old Stock 6" Baiter Swiss Double Extra Slim Taper Saw FilesHenry Disston & Sons 18 1/2" Panel Saw # 7 - 10 Ppi - 1896-1917 Good EtchingAntique "c.e. Jennings" Back Saw Vtg Dovetail/ Mortise Tenon Hand Saw 12" BladeHenry Disston & Sons Back Saw Philada U.s. Blade 17 In.total Nice Vintage Crosscut Saw Handle Axe Man Logging Tool Vintage Disston Crosscut Saw Handles # 114 Pat. Dec.24, 1901 Very Nice Pair, !!!Disston Two Man Crosscut Saw HandlesVtg Jacob Rodgers & Co Lowell Ma Mitre Back Saw 16.75" W/ 12 Ppi Vgc Civil War Medical Saw For AmputationsVintage Stanley Lg. 358a Miter Box & Huge 26x5” Atkins SawVintage Mccullough 7-10 Chain Saw Kart Engine Runs 24" BarRare Antique 14" Kenyon Tenon / Back Saw - 12tpi - Chelor / Nicholson Chest- Antique Disston Key Hole Saw & 2 File Holders,vintage Farm ToolsInland Pacific Swap Top Lapidary Trim SawAntique Tool H.disston &sons (rare) 60'in Superior Cross Cut Saw Primative Saw Vintage 100 Nos 2.5 Style 9 Gauge Simonds Blue Tip Saw Bits Industrial Saw MillHenry Disston & Sons -- # - 7 --- 8 - Pt. Hand Saw - Lambs's Tongue HandleAntique Webster Warnock Memphis Surgical Kit Trephine Bone Saw And MoreL962-- Vintage Hand Saw Lot Of Tools Woodworking Disston, Etc.Vintage~simonds Saw Tool~no. 342~with Box & Instructions4 Antique Wood Carpenter Saws Disston ~old Vintage Farm Carpentry Hand Saw ToolsVintage Pivoting Saw Clamp Sharpening Bench Vise Henry Disston And Sons Vtg Brown's Saw Brown No 3 By Disston 19.75" Long 11 Ppi Old Vgcnd5 H. Disston & Sons Vintage Brass Saw Handle Chicago Screws Medallion HandsawVintage Moore & Wright Pad SawAntique/ Vintage Woodworking Tools W.e.gibbs Saw JointerSet Of Antique Vtg.two Man Crosscut Logging Saw Handles Signed C-ru PrimitiveL945- Vintage Hand Saw Lot Of Tools Woodworking Disston, Spear & Jackson Etc.Vintage Mcculloch Chain-saw Motor Oil Can 1 Qt Quart Empty No Reserve*** Vintage German Hunting Cutlass With Saw Back Blade ***Smores Tools Toolbelt Saw Tape Measure Midwest Of Cannon Falls Ornament Lot Of 2Vintage Homelite Chain Saw Gasoline CanVtg Cast Iron Trivet Spade Shaped Saw Tooth 1 3/8" Legs Antique Sadiron StandAntique 14" Backsaw Rip Saw Vintage Keen Kutter Stair SawVintage Hand Saw Bench Vise Sharpening Vise Machinist Clamp Tool FarmVintage 5 Ft Rtwo Man Logging Crosscut Saw - Logging / Farm Tool / Lodge/campingVintage Bowdon & Co Sheffield Tenon Saw With Pistol GripLot Of 5 Saw Set Tools Taintor's, 2 Stanley, Atkins Rare Disston Hay Saw,30" Total Lenght.niceTattoo Flash Removal Hot Rat Rod Rockabilly Pinstripe Saw Vintage Art KrVintage Slab Saw 30 Inch (diamond) Working !!Henry Disston & Sons Saw Pat. 1874 8 U.s.a. Philadelphia PaRare Stihl Factory Chain Saw Power Equipment Parts And Service Counter MatSpear Jackson 12 Inch - 14 Ppi Rip Saw - Beautiful Handle - Split Nuts