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Forum topic by Cbastiaan posted 11-27-2017 05:32 PM 279 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Cbastiaan

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11-27-2017 05:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand saw handsaw nuts bolts

I’m going to restore an old handsaw, but the bolts used in this saw, do not have a slot for a screwdriver.
Is there anyone how could help me with what kind of tool, tip I can remove them?
I always could make my own slots, but I rather remove them as the came.

Any help is appreciated.

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#1 posted 11-27-2017 09:01 PM

I would file the head off and replace them with screws; they are probably rivets, not screws.

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#2 posted 11-27-2017 09:08 PM

You can try and epoxy a nut onto them so you can turn the nut with a wrench. If theyre peened rivets that aint gonna help though. If theyre peened no other way than drilling them out.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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bandit571

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#3 posted 11-27-2017 09:47 PM

Those are two piece rivets, that snap together. By now, they are rusted solid. Drill just enough to pop the head off on one side. Then use a pin punch to drive the rest out the other side. Replace with regular saw nuts. You can find an old rusty junk saw to reuse the bolts from….or buy a set off of ebay.

They will not twist apart, as they are a press fit. You could get a pair of diagonal pliers under the head, and try to pry them apart…...mars the wood way too much. Just drill them out like you would with pop-rivets.

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