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Farm and Implement Wrenches and Tools => Farm Implement Wrenches and Tools => Topic started by: Yadda on December 10, 2018, 11:13:17 PM

Title: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: Yadda on December 10, 2018, 11:13:17 PM
A coworker spotted these at a yard sale and picked them up for $2 and gave them to me. Disston No.5 Shearing Loppers.  18 inches.  Most of the original orange paint is still on the handles.  This is listed in the 1939 and 1945 catalogs as seen. The blade is still sharp enough to cut your finger if you run it along the edge.
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: Northwoods on December 11, 2018, 07:37:44 AM
I saw a pair similar to those a few years ago.  Can't remember for sure but it seems they were larger.  The condition was nowhere as good as yours, and the guy was asking $15 or so. 
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: gibsontool on December 11, 2018, 08:12:50 AM
Nice old tool,I think you owe your buddy a nice cold beer.
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: lptools on December 11, 2018, 02:20:10 PM
Hello, Yadda. You have a good friend, with a good eye!!! For your collection? Or is there yard work in your future? Regards, Lou
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: Yadda on December 11, 2018, 06:17:16 PM
I saw a pair similar to those a few years ago.  Can't remember for sure but it seems they were larger.  The condition was nowhere as good as yours, and the guy was asking $15 or so.

The prices on eBay vary.  The larger sizes like the No. 9 which is 36 inches appear to bring higher prices.
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: Yadda on December 11, 2018, 06:22:34 PM
Hello, Yadda. You have a good friend, with a good eye!!! For your collection? Or is there yard work in your future? Regards, Lou

I have several modern ones so this one doesn't have to be used, but I will probably use them occasionally.
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: Yadda on December 12, 2018, 04:42:23 AM
Nice old tool,I think you owe your buddy a nice cold beer.


I do keep him supplied with coffee, so he doesn't have to drink the office swill. 
Title: Re: Disston No. 5 Shearing Loppers
Post by: Yadda on December 12, 2018, 04:49:26 AM
This tool was also listed in the 1932 catalog.  I was hoping the logo would help determine when it was made, but unlike their saw badges it appears Disston USA was used on pruners much earlier.