Henry Disston & Sons are now manufacturing a
superior saw set, a cut of which is shown in our advertising
This "set" has some advantages over most of
those now in the market; one is that it can be operated wholly
by the foot by means of a treadle, thus leaving the hands free
to guide the saw.
advantage is that the plunger or striking part, and the anvil
are star-shaped, and similar in construction, and the points of
both upper and lower star arc of different sizes, and are made
to correspond, and are numbered from one to six.
These stars are adjustable, as may be seen by
referring to the cut in the advertisement, and the corresponding
points of each star can be brought to work together. This is a
very important matter in setting a saw, for every workman knows
that if the point of a “set" overlaps a tooth it is very apt to
strike the next tooth and break or mutilate the cutting edge.
The stars are made of fine cast steel, and are
tempered to suit the work for which they are designed, and, in
consequence, are nearly everlasting; but should either of them,
by accident or otherwise, get broken, they can easily be
replaced, as duplicates of all the parts are kept in stock by
This "set," which is called "The Star Saw Set,"
is, perhaps, the only one in the market that can be adjusted to
set hand-saws so that all danger of breaking the teeth may be
The tool is well made in every particular, and
may be used on the ordinary work-bench or attached to a bench
especially designed for it.
All hardware dealers of repute keep these "sets"
for sale, and those of our readers who are in want of one should
examine the “Star Set” before buying any other.