OT Two Disston One Man Saws, Tuned & Sharpened by Treeline

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  1. Double Ott

    Double Ott

    Jan 3, 2011
    Awhile ago a gentleman who goes by the name Treeline offered to help me out with tuning & sharpening a saw. Well that turned into two saws...Here they are:

    These are Two Disston one man saws. He did a beautiful job on these.

    Henry Disston & Sons Perforated No. 514 Spring Steel. A perforated lance tooth design. 3.5 Ft.


    Disston Keystone K 954 Champion. A champion or tuttle tooth design. 3.5 Ft.


    They are cutting through a dried bolt of elm. Elm is one of the toughest ugliest hardwoods I know of. Both saws cut easily through it. They really sang as they cut.

    The lace tooth cutters gleam in the sun. They are very VERY sharp. A lance tooth saw is primarily used to cut softwoods. Treeline set this one up for softwoods.


    The cutters on this champion tooth saw also gleam in the sun. They are very VERY sharp. A champion tooth saw is best used for hardwoods, but will work well in softwoods. Treeline set this one up primarily for hardwoods. The Y shaped teeth on both of these saws are called rakers. They have all been swedged to remove the wood from the kerf that the cutters make.


    These are the first professionally tuned and sharpened crosscut saws that I have owned. They are a thrill to work with. No misery whips here as they cut beautifully. One doesn't get long shavings, noodles from a dry hardwood like elm. I'll need to find a green aspen or pine for that.


    Treeline, thank you so much. Your a true artist in steel. I've been getting the two Disston No. 554's ready to ship off to you next week for you to work your artistry on. Once one works with professionally tuned & sharpened saw there's no going back to another saw.

    My best regards, Tom
  2. Ernest DuBois

    Ernest DuBois

    Mar 2, 2013
    `jeeze, those are good. I'm glad I caught this thread. Thanks for putting that stuff up.

    E. DB.
  3. G-pig


    Jul 5, 2011
    Treeline is top notch. I traded some stuff for saw filing tools and he always answered my filing questions. He's a filing pro to say the least, glad to see you are so happy with those saws.
  4. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    They're beautiful. A well-tuned crosscut is such a joy to use. I love them for trail work just because they don't make the noise of a chainsaw.
  5. bearhunter


    Sep 12, 2009
    Those sure look sweet 00 :cool:
  6. Coloradoman24


    Nov 3, 2012
    Oh wow so jealous wish I had a rip or cross cut I need to make little brother a pine box this summer.
  7. Coloradoman24


    Nov 3, 2012
    By the way Tom what kind of elm is that?
  8. Double Ott

    Double Ott

    Jan 3, 2011
    I'm not really sure what kind it is. We don't have lots of elm around here, but I can tell you it is the tough stringy stuff that's hard on chainsaws and a bear to split. I have other words to describe it but this is a site with a few Gentlemen on it.
    It does burn nicely...long and hot.

    Thanks for the kind words guys. These saws do cut like a dream. I have three other nice saws that I'm sending off to Treeline soon.

  9. Coloradoman24


    Nov 3, 2012
    Well Tom I know here in Colorado like most of the western state we only have one kind of elm and its Siberian elm all of the native elm was killed off years ago and I just spent the day cutting elm, but not with a cross cut or axe sadly to say
  10. Guineaman


    Jan 20, 2012
    Truly beautiful saws. An inspiration to get of my duff and start on mine.
  11. EdgyGator


    Mar 22, 2013
    Very nice. All my Disstons are for furniture dry wood. I've been keeping my eye open for a good vintage one man saw. Looks like he did a great job on the teeth.

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