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    Posted 4 years ago

    Leosaws
    (5 items)

    This seems like a huge miter saw to me. Were they used in a simple miter box? Or was there an adjustable frame they rode in?

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    1. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 4 years ago
      Can you tell us the length of the blade? Can you read the print on the handle nut? It looks like a Diston Medallion series but hard to tell from the pictures.
    2. Leosaws, 4 years ago
      The overall length of the saw is 33". The blade has 26" of teeth. I will try to get a better picture of the medallion though it is hard to read even with a printer's loupe. Will I harm the medallion trying to clean it? Thank you for your help.
    3. Leosaws, 4 years ago
      I cleaned the medallion with a dry toothbrush and a damp paper towel. My wife used her SLR with a macro lens to get a better picture and I have added it to the post.
    4. fortapache fortapache, 4 years ago
      It is a Disston medallion.

      http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/medv2.html

      I am thinking it is the 1896-1917 example. That it is H.Disston as opposed to Disston. It will be over 100 years old. A fine piece.

    5. Leosaws, 4 years ago
      Thank you for the link. I agree it looks like the 1" 1896-1917 example. My first experience dating grandpa's tools. My dad was born in 1914 so grandpa was adding more than just tools in that era.

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