I have had this hand saw for quite a long time, and although it has no brand name it always cuts well.
When I was using it some time ago the plastic handle cracked, as it was worth saving then I glued it back together with CA glue and plastic filler dust, it worked again so its life continued.
That was up to yesterday when I was cutting up some PVC pipe throw outs, it broke again
If you are wondering what I was I doing with a load of PVC offcuts I was making some PVC nursery bed for seedlings out of them all.
Here is one of my creations.
The Rosemary Nursery
Now on to the interesting stuff.
The handle parted company yet again.
So I thought its time to go to the rubbish bin, as we headed towards its grave I thought to myself I have enough tools to fix it properly this time.
So disregarding the age of the saw its replacement cost and the fact it would be all possibly beyond eccomomical repair I returned from the bin and set to work fabricating a bew wooden Handle.
I used four pieces of Ply wood, 2×10 mm ply on the outside, and 2×4mm ply inside and then added some laminated ply sheet for the spacer behind the blade.
I cut the profile for the blade spacer on my table saw.
Here is the blade sitting next to the spacer in the handle blank.
the it was simple a matter of drilling locating holes in the blank and its now all is ready to glue up.
Once the glue had dryed overnight it was time to get some shape to it all.
I cut the rough proifile out with a jig saw and then shaped the edges using a disc sander and Osc sander. next I rounded over the the edges with the router, finishing up I used a forstner bit to recess the area for the faseners.
Gave it a sanding all over and then then assebled everything using the same screws.
This was the final result
Gave it a tickle with the triangular file and its back into service again.
-- Regards Robert