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Author Topic: Old Disston Shank Quest  (Read 1013 times)

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Offline smaxwell

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Old Disston Shank Quest
« on: January 06, 2016, 10:11:08 AM »
Good Morning Everyone!
I have some Amish neighbours who have just started sawing lumber with a 50" circular mill they just bought. A bunch of good teeth came with the mill, but almost no shanks for these particular teeth. The shanks we need are ancient - Disston 66-8. I understand these were discontinued in the 1950s, but perhaps some of you old timers know where some may be had. I'm asking around online because, of course, my Amish friends don't have a computer.
Can anyone help out?

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Re: Old Disston Shank Quest
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 02:23:13 PM »
I'm no expert om shanks. I really dont know anything about them.
but if you do a search for saw shanks on Ebay a lot of them come up.
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Re: Old Disston Shank Quest
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 07:41:35 PM »
SMAXWELL I have a assortment of bits and shanks for disston I will look tomarrow and see what the numbers are.

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Re: Old Disston Shank Quest
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 06:51:36 PM »
 harry Schell saw mill discontinued.

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Re: Old Disston Shank Quest
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2017, 06:24:33 AM »
Those Disston shanks are getting pretty rare. Simmonds bought out Disston a couple decades back and pretty much discontinued the works of Disston's catalogue.
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Re: Old Disston Shank Quest
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2017, 09:41:39 AM »
Complete Disson saw's are still out there used . sometimes cheap if they find out what they are worth . Buy the whole saw . Circle blades used are quite cheap . I think you could find a Simmons for what you are going to pay for parts for the Disson . I have bought a 50 in. Simmons for $200 .
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