This non-commercial website is intended to be a resource for people interested in Disston handsaws: whether you're a beginning collector, an online auction seller who wants know more about the saws you're trying to pitch, or someone who wants to restore and actually use a handsaw.
My small shop is bursting at the seams with planes, saws, chisels, hammers, and the tools used to restore them. Initially, it was only for myself. However, a close friend finally convinced me to restore a plane for him. One became ten and that first “customer” became fifty.
It was through the encouragement of that friend and first customer that I finally hung out the Loon Lake Tool Works shingle, offering new and vintage tools, as well as saw sharpening and tool restoration services.
This site offers a fairly extensive list of user and collector-grade woodworking and machinist's hand tools. For the last ten, the owner has haunted flea markets and auctions, buying far more tools than can be used. Her collector instincts are directed to finding hand saws with local (southeastern Massachusetts) hardware store marks, and 19th century patented American braces.
Our mission here at Vintage Saws is to promote knowledge about vintage hand saws as well as provide the highest quality saws of the 19th and 20th century to the woodworker and collector alike.
All the saws that we sell are newly sharpened, properly set and ready to use right out of the box. We strive to sell only the finest quality tools and know that you will be pleased with your purchase.
We are always adding new links. If you have a favorite source you don't see here, email me at aPlaneLife@comcast.net and I will add it.