Tenon saw not straight :(

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Forum topic by mpmitche posted 05-20-2010 04:33 AM 944 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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05-20-2010 04:33 AM

I have a small tenon backsaw and the blade is not straight on it. I first noticed that I was having issues with the saw binding in the cut and when I looked at it I see that it has a twist to it. Before I start man handling it I wanted to ask for some help. I have read a few things around the web but honestly don’t understand what they are saying for the most part. Any help?

-- Mike, Western New York

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#1 posted 05-20-2010 07:11 AM

Provided the blade is not kinked, my understanding on this is that you can re-seat the saw in the back. I have an old Disston dovetail saw that has a slightly wavey blade that I picked up for what I consider to be a good price. Anyway, I haven’t done the work to fix it yet, but I seem to recall that the proper way is to clamp the saw in a vice and tap the back with a hammer to more firmly wedge the blade into the back of the saw.

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