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CecilD

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12-01-2016 11:28 PM

I have a couple of older handsaws that I have had hanging on a peg thru the hand hole. I was told the other day by the man who sharpens my saws that I should not hang them this way but build a shelf that I could set them upright on. How do you store your handsaws. I have a D8 that is pre 1929 so want to do what is best.


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paratrooper34

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#1 posted 12-02-2016 01:44 AM

I store mine like so. The drawers below are for files, saw sets, etc.

-- Mike

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CecilD

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#2 posted 12-02-2016 02:12 AM

Mike, do you some type of covering on your blades?

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paratrooper34

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#3 posted 12-02-2016 02:21 AM

Only on the Japanese saws.

-- Mike

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HokieKen

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#4 posted 12-02-2016 02:53 AM

Did he give a reason? Curious ‘cause I hang mine same as you.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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paratrooper34

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#5 posted 12-02-2016 03:39 AM


Did he give a reason? Curious cause I hang mine same as you.

- HokieKen

I am curious too. I have mine like they are because I don’t have a lot of wall space in my small shop. But have seen many people hang their saws as the OPP described. Seems reasonable to me.

-- Mike

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summerfi

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#6 posted 12-02-2016 03:47 AM

I don’t think hanging them by the handle is harmful if you only have a few. A guy really should have a saw till though. Here’s mine.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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ClutteredShop

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#7 posted 12-02-2016 03:48 AM

I alternate between them hanging blade-down vs. resting them vertically on the handles. When hanging they gradually elongate. When my 11 ppi crosscut saw draws out to about 5 ppi I turn it upside down and let it start compressing, and after a while it’s back to 11. In this way I don’t have to own nearly as many saws if I’m patient. The only problem is that I have continually to be getting used to working with different lengths, and in the long phase they can get kind of whippy.

-- Cluttered Shop

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paratrooper34

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#8 posted 12-02-2016 04:26 AM



Did he give a reason? Curious cause I hang mine same as you.

- HokieKen

I am curious too. I have mine like they are because I don’t have a lot of wall space in my small shop. But have seen many people hang there saws as the OPP described. Seems reasonable to me.


I don t think hanging them by the handle is harmful if you only have a few. A guy really should have a saw till though. Here s mine.

- summerfi

Wow, nice!

-- Mike

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bandit571

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#9 posted 12-02-2016 04:33 AM

Main thing is to keep the saws from bang against each other. Pegs are fine, aslong as they are smooth, anything rough will wear away the wood of the handle. I hang mine from pegs , blades down. One set of “pegs” is actually a wooden jawed clamp that is clamped to an overhead ceiling joist, then the two adjuster arms that tighten the clamp serve as the pegs. Others are smooth 16 penny spikes, to hold a saw or two. usually a long rip saw, and a short backsaw. Just don’t have the room for a fancy saw till.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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Ron Aylor

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#10 posted 12-02-2016 12:27 PM

My set-up is similar to paratrooper’s …
 

 

summerfi – All I can say is … AWESOME!
 

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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CecilD

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#11 posted 12-02-2016 12:40 PM

WOW Summerfi, could not do that to my saws. All my other tools would go and start protesting how I treat them. LOL Very nice.
Hokieken & Paratrooper34 he just said it would mess up handle.
Thanks everyone for the suggestion

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gargey

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#12 posted 12-02-2016 01:18 PM

The bad thing I can think of that could result from hanging by the handle would be stress on the saw nuts, but I can’t imagine it’s a big deal.

People go off endlessly about finding and restoring old saws instead of new, and god knows how those old saws were treated and stored, and yet they are always assumed to be fine.

So don’t sweat it. I need to invent a “truck nuts” version of “saw nuts.”

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#13 posted 12-02-2016 01:20 PM



I alternate between them hanging blade-down vs. resting them vertically on the handles. When hanging they gradually elongate. When my 11 ppi crosscut saw draws out to about 5 ppi I turn it upside down and let it start compressing, and after a while it s back to 11. In this way I don t have to own nearly as many saws if I m patient. The only problem is that I have continually to be getting used to working with different lengths, and in the long phase they can get kind of whippy.

- ClutteredShop

Now that’s a great post :-)

Bob: you shame me. Anyone know of a till that will sharpen your saws for you? I’d build that one.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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johnstoneb

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#14 posted 12-02-2016 02:16 PM

Bob.
Everytime I see that till I feel sorry for my saws.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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bandit571

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#15 posted 12-02-2016 04:21 PM

Wish I had the room…the time….and the wood….

This was posted over on Wood On-line a while ago….not sure who made it…

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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