Plier Saw Sets Page #1

 

If you are in the market for a useable saw set, from my experience the Stanley and Stearns pistol grip are the best bet, there are a lot of them out there and the prices are reasonable. Don't buy any saw set that has a worn anvil or plunger, unless you are building a collection.

 

Disston Brand Saw Sets

Some of the later sets were made by Stanley and are identical to Stanley except for color. These represent only Disston made products.

Disston Triumph

Matthew Odgers Patent Oct 31, 1899 #636,168

  • #28 & #280 Small Size 7 1/4" long
  • #18 Medium Size 8 1/4" long
  • #8 Large Size 10 3/4" long

Disston Monarch

  • #2 Small Size 6 1/8" long
  • #12 Medium Size 8 1/2" long
  • #20 Large Size 10 1/2" long

 

Leach Patented Saw Sets

Made by S. F. Leach or S. F. Leach & Co. or Leach & Towle

Also made by O. W. Bullock with Bullock cast into handle

Also seen with Simonds cast in the side

Samuel Leach Patent Jan 19, 1869 #85,941

Small Sized 7" long

Stamped Leach patent Boston, Mass

 

Advertisement from a 1895 discount book

Samuel Leach Patent Jan 19, 1869 # 85,941

Large Sized 12" long

Samuel Leach Patent Jan 19, 1869 #85,941

Bench Mounted with hole in handle for foot pedal 12" long

 

 

Stanley Brand Saw Sets

Notes on Stanley made saw sets

From the 1937 general catalog and 1948 Russell catalog

No 42 Back, panel and small circular saws, 18 gauge and thinner having 10 points or less, made from 1911 to 1984

No 43 large cross cut saws such as buck saws, two man saws and circular saws, 11 gauge or thinner having 5 or less teeth to the inch, made from 1919 to 1972

No 442 back and panel saws, 18 gauge and thinner having 10 points or less to  the inch, made from 1929 to 1950

No 422 back and panel saws, 18 gauge and thinner having 11 points or less to  the inch, made from 1934 to 1950

No 432 back and panel saws, 18 gauge and thinner having 11 points or less to  the inch, made from 1934 to 1984

No 42X hand, back, panel and small circular saws up to 18 gauge and thinner having 14 points or less, made from 1929 to 1950

No 42W or 42SS, made from 1948 to 1984

 

No 42, 442, 43 and 42X have adjustable anvils without point adjustment numbers

No 42W, 432 and 422 have adjustable anvils with point adjustment numbers

Stanley 42

Christian Bodmer Patent Sept 26, 1916 #1,199,232 & May 17, 1921 # 1,378,650

Stanley 442

Christian Bodmer Patent Feb 11, 1930 #1,746,692 & Austin Stowell Patent Jan 30, 1934 # 1,945,335

Made in 1934 because of green color

Stanley 42X

Stanley 42W 

Called the 42SS in the later years of production

Stanley Defiance 432

Austin Stowell Patent Jan 30, 1934 # 1,945,335

Stanley 422

Austin Stowell Patent Jan 30, 1934 # 1,945,335

Stanley 43

Christian Bodmer Patent May 17, 1921 #1,378,650 & May 17, 1921 # 1,378,650

Stanley 15-640 made in England with plastic magnifying glass inside frame

 

E. C. Stearns Saw Sets

Stearns made many Morrill pattern sets, which were identical to the originals. These are not included in this list

Stearns # 101

Stearns # 395 also made for Keen Kutter

William Potter Patent Sep 15, 1908 #898,780

 

William Potter Patent Aug 30, 1910 #968,686

Stearns # 795B Pistol grip

William Potter Patent Sep 15, 1908 #898,780

Adolph Miller Patent Apr 8, 1924 #1,489,539

This patent allowed the plunger to be rotated for rip saw blades

Made by E. C. Stearns

Stearns # 203 & 204

 

Taintor Manufacturing Co Saw Sets

Charles Taintor had 7 different Patents for saw sets and also published a pamphlet on setting saws

Taintor's Positive 93

Patent June 13, 1893 #499,482

Taintor's Positive 1900

Patent Oct 23, 1900 #660,535

Taintor's Positive 27 Natural Grip no patent dates on this one probably a reaction to the new pistol grip designs from others circa 1927

Taintor's Positive hard to find cast iron from around 1892

Taintor's Positive No. 7 most common final patent date is Jul 30, 1907 #861,554

Taintor's Positive No. 7 1/2 with selectable plungers
Taintor's Positive No. 8 with selectable plungers and adjustable handle

Supplied by Gary Roberts from Toolmera

Taintor's Pattern E. C. Stearn's manufacture

The Taintor's Positive #7 was sold by other manufacturers such as Ott and Simonds

 

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