Disston D8 saw with slight bend

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Forum topic by olcoach posted 12-08-2017 01:32 AM 315 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2017 01:32 AM

Can the “slight” bend in a handsaw be fixed?

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#1 posted 12-08-2017 02:45 AM

How slight of a bend?

Most times, you can set the toe on the bench, raise the handle up, and, with a gloved hand, “rub” down the plate, pushing the bend away. The bend part ( like this… are pushing the middle of the bend back towards flat.

Sight down the plate after a few passes, it may also need a pass on the other side…..

Others may be along, with a better description…...easier than trying to hammer it straight.

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#2 posted 12-08-2017 05:04 PM

Definitely try bending it straight before hammering it. I took Bob S’s advice and was able to hammer a plate nicely straight that didn’t bend straight, but it took some careful learning. Take it easy bending it, you don’t want to overdo it.

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