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Title: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on May 22, 2011, 02:43:09 AM
Got this little cutie at an auction a week ago, but not totally sure it's a metal or wood blade in there, so I'll start with the metal working folks' forum first.  Does anyone know how old this thing is with the raised lettering of "DISSTON  USA" on it?  It's a very cool saw and it uses a 10" blade.

Thanks

DM&FS
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: anglesmith on May 22, 2011, 03:19:50 AM
My guess would be a meat saw? Precious litte protection for knuckles if you over stroked or misjudged the last stroke, cutting off in a vice! and who hasn't done that.
Graeme
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: fliffy42 on May 22, 2011, 03:48:01 AM
I think it is a No 6 dehorning saw. 1918 Disston Catalog p 181..... http://www.roseantiquetools.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/disston1918.pdf
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: Papaw on May 22, 2011, 05:57:49 AM
I think that is it!
I remember taking my younger son to a "Large Animal" Vet's place once, and we watched him de-horn some Herefords. It was exciting and gross at the same time! Blood squirting everywhere, and the vet rapidly tying off veins.
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: lbgradwell on May 22, 2011, 08:43:18 AM
Good call, Cliff!

I would never have guessed that...
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on May 22, 2011, 11:12:00 AM
Thanks to all for the info.  Now we see the twisted side of PaPaw........next, he'll admit he takes a razor blade and cuts the skin in between his toes and pours acetone on them to stay awake on long drives across the Lone Star State.....

DM&FS
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: Papaw on May 22, 2011, 06:05:05 PM
Nope, there are pills for that! OOPS- forget I said that!
I used to put the radio on music I couldn't stand and sing along to stay awake!
Title: Re: Info on This Disston Hacksaw??
Post by: dimwittedmoose51 on May 22, 2011, 08:10:05 PM
When Larry King only did his radio talk show at night, he had a guest on one night that got on the subject of staying awake while driving late at night.  His solution was to close your eyes while driving and count REAL slow to 10......he said he never made it past 7, and then he was "good" for the next 3 hours!!. 

Now, I'll get back on topic.

DM&FS