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Henry Disston & Sons
Handbook for Lumbermen

For over 100 years Henry Disston & Sons was America’s leading sawmaker. Among its most important products were the band, and circular and crosscut saws used throughout the lumber industry.


The Disston Handbook for Lumbermen describes and illustrates these products in great detail and, most importantly, explains how they were used, maintained, and installed. It became the bible of the industry. In this reprint of the 1902 edition are sections on filing and setting of teeth, tensioning, fitting, and aligning, supplemented with illustrations, diagrams and charts that provide a complete coverage of the subject.

168 pages, Paperback, B&W, 6" x 9", © 1994
Order Number: AP45X.............$19.95

"Provides complete information on the subject of saw manufacturing"
— Sn3 Modeler

For pictures of logging tools in use, see This Was Logging by Ralph Andrews.

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