Disston No 7 Crosscut with 1866 "One Son" Etch -- Freshly Sharpened
This interesting little saw has a lot going for it. The plate bears Disston's "One Son" etch of 1866, while the handle has the later "and Sons" medallion that was used starting in 1872. Saws with these mismatched markings are relatively common, as the makers used up old stocks of components.
The blade was cut down to 16 inches by a previous owner, perhaps to fit better into a tool chest. Though imperfect, the rounded nose was left just as the owner left it.
The highly-flecked beech handle shows some wear, but has no cracks or major chips. The split nut fasteners have never been removed. A closeup view shows that the sanding marks are still perfectly lined up. Oddly, the medallion was installed upside down.
The 9ppi crosscut teeth have been freshly sharpened. With its short length and light balance, this would make an excellent bench saw.
Rake Angle: 15º
Fleam Angle: 25º
Slope Angle: 0º
Tooth Set: 0.007"