New inventory in the Saw Shop: Disston thumbhole handle, Atkins.

Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works

Skowhegan, ME

New vintage handsaws refurbished and available today!

Disston D-8 “thumbhole” handle.
Some saws look good, this one is drop dead gorgeous. This is a Disston D-8 rip saw, “thumbhole” handle, 28″, 5 1/2 tpi, 1896-1917. This saw is a great example of the best of the Disston thumbhole rip saws. The pre-1918 handle has a fine attention to shape that makes it the most comfortable of the thumbhole handles to use and features a fresh linseed oil finish and a slightly textured spar urethane clearcoat for maximum
durability and good grip. The blade is clean and freshly sharpened with a faded
but still readable etch. You won’t find a better looking, better working, or more
comfortable rip saw than this one!


This is an Atkins 26″, 8 tpi, crosscut handsaw. Not sure what model this one is, as with most Atkins saws, the etch has disappeared entirely from the blade. The blade is super clean with a fresh sharpening job, the handle has been put back in shape with a linseed oil finish and a textured spar urethane top coat for excellent grip and durability. This is a great, high quality, vintage handsaw!


Visit me at any of the following locations:

Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME (Mondays)
Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesdays)
Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Fridays)
298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)

If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!

SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!


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