|Project by mafe||posted 08-23-2010 10:54 PM||3539 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Vintage pad saw back to life
Yes you are allowed to call me fanatic…
I have had the luck to become the owner of some old pad saws, but could not get some blades, and would like to use one in my ‘out the house’ toolbox, so I would love to give it more than one type of blade…
For those who do not know these old pad saws, the brilliance are that the blade a hold inside the handle, so you can have a very versatile little saw in your toolbox, and the blade are protected.
I was thinking a combination of drywall-, compass-, keyhole- and hacksaw should be possible with this handle.
The only problem was the blades.
The blades for a reciprocating saw was the answer, and then 10 minutes grinding for each kind, they are cheap and easy to get.
(The funny little saw with the blue blade are a old handmade keyhole saw I made out of a jig saw blade for knifemaking).
Hope it can be to some inspiration.
-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.