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    Question A "Finish" saw?

    That D-8 I recently rehabbed....fellow at the Sharpening Service called it a Finish Saw....
    Disston D-8, handle refinished.JPG
    Disston D-8, 11ppi, 26" long....mid 1940s...

    So, what IS a "Finish Saw"? Maybe one used by a finish Carpenter?

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    I'd guess it has to do with the high tooth count for the saw size. Either that or he meant a "Finnish" saw. Maybe he thought it was a Fiskars?

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    If one is ripping or crosscutting a 2X4 stud, a 5ppi saw is faster and fine for something that is going to be hidden behind a wall.

    An 11ppi will leave a less ragged edge in the hands of a skilled craftsperson. It may take a little longer to saw. It will take a lot less time to trim off the saw marks with a block plane.

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    Check this link. It will tell you all about it.

    http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    Check this link. It will tell you all about it.

    http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/
    Lowell, are you aware of someplace where it specifically identifies a "finish saw" or "finishing saw", I could not find it.

    I was able to find comments on a "finishing blade", which left a finer finish. I assume that is what it means.

    The link provided by Lowell is a nice link all things Disston!

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    Question is: is there fleam on it or all filed rip? One would be a cross cut. The other a fine rip. ( finish saw )

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    Sharpening Service filed it crosscut. Had to redo the set, as one side had "lost" all of it's set..

    Seems to cut nice and smooth....and straight...

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    Steven,

    Back when I was working for a carpenter in the early 70s, one of the guys had been to trade school, and he called, and had been taught, that a standard carpenters cross cut saw with a 10 point or 12 point blade was a "finish" saw. Thus your 11 point would be in that same category. I have also always considered my 7 point rip saw to be a "finish" rip saw.

    In my view a "finish" saw is a carpentry term, as you mentioned.

    I used my 8 point cross cut saw for framing and used a 12 point for finish work when doing finish carpentry.

    Stew
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    I do not know of a site defining finish saw. Disstonian institute does define cross cut and rip tpi.

    I assume a finish saw is crosscut, but in my shop planing and sanding do take place.
    I somehow think a finish saw 8tpi and above.

    I just googled finish saw and came up with this site.



    https://www.stanleytools.com/product...ing-tools/saws

    https://www.stanleytools.com/product...ini-saw/20-221
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowell holmes View Post
    I do not know of a site defining finish saw. Disstonian institute does define cross cut and rip tpi.

    I assume a finish saw is crosscut, but in my shop planing and sanding do take place.
    I somehow think a finish saw 8tpi and above.

    I just googled finish saw and came up with this site.



    https://www.stanleytools.com/product...ing-tools/saws

    https://www.stanleytools.com/product...ini-saw/20-221
    Thanks Lowell!

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    Finish saw, with 1 n. Mine has the same tooth count as the Mitre Box saws in my shop...11

    There IS another D(no hyphen)8 in my shop....20" long, 10ppi Panel saw.

    There is a D-8, 26" length with 8ppi in the til. Disston seems to have been selling the 11 point D-8 for only a few years....unless you ordered that tooth count.

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