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Manufacturers Index - Henry Disston & Sons

Henry Disston & Sons
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Manufacturer Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery

Last Modified: Nov 24 2015 9:38PM by joelr4
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      Henry Disston was an important maker of handsaws; His firm also made sawblades for circular sawmills and reciprocating sawmills. They are listed here, on this site for makers of woodworking machinery, because they also had a minor sideline in drag saws, which are essentially big handsaws fitted with motors.

      They also made Saw Filing Machinery.

Note that this website is focused on woodworking machinery and not hand tools. We cannot respond to inquiries related to Disston's hand tools.

Information Sources

  • Ca. 1925 catalogue of drag saws.
  • This company has been extensively researched and documented, including the variations in their name. One of these days I will dig out that information (e.g., from an article in a 2005 issue of the EAIA Chronicle) and list the highlights here.