Two Man Perforated Lance Tooth Crosscut Saw

Old Tool Sleuth: Can you Identify this Old Two-Man Crosscut Saw?



This saw was given to me by my maternal grandfather. His dad was a Cooper (he built barrels) and most of his tools are in the Nordic Heritage Museum.

It’s clear that the handle (not the tote) isn’t authentic. This saw has a perforated lance-tooth. If necessary, I can bring it down off the wall and take some better pictures.

Can you help me identify this saw manufacturer, model, and date range? If so, leave a comment.

Two Man Perforated Lance Tooth Crosscut Saw

Two Man Perforated Lance Tooth Crosscut Saw

3 thoughts on “Old Tool Sleuth: Can you Identify this Old Two-Man Crosscut Saw?

  1. Andrew Adams

    The position of the sawnuts and medallion, the shape of the handle, and the curve at the heel is consistent with Disston Perforated Lance #2 one man saws. Both Atkins and Simmonds had teeth all the way to the heel. This does not preclude one of the “minor” or import saw makers. What’s on the medallion?

  2. Ken Thornton

    I purchased a saw almost identical to your crosscut saw yesterday. it differs in the post handle; mine has a clamp that tightens onto the narrow end by a stove bolt in the wooden post, and the saw is rounded at the post end. It is identified only by the brass bolt in the handle which has an eagle and the words warranted superior. The tooth pattern is exactly the same. I think yours is not likely to be a Diston as the handles on those saws always carried the Diston mark on the brass bolt in the handle.

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