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01-14-2018 01:30 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question refurbishing

I’m trying to repair an old Spear & Jackson 12” backsaw that I got at an estate sale. As shown in the photos, it came with three screws and one split-slot nut. Two of the screws are snapped off at the threaded portion so only a single screw and nut are usable. No medallion was used on this saw, just three identical screws.

Both the nut and the heads of the screws are tapered from a diameter of about 1/2” at the outside to about 7/16” on the inner edge. The shank is about 5/32”. I’ve found replacement nuts and screws online from a couple of sources, but they have thicker shanks and they don’t have the necessary taper on the heads.

Does anyone know where I can buy modern replacements for these? How about vintage originals? Or do I just have to drill the handle and blade out to fit the non-tapered ones that are available? Thanks.


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#1 posted 01-14-2018 03:31 AM

Try posting on the saws, using, cleaning and collecting forum.

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#2 posted 01-14-2018 04:19 AM

For some reason I don’t see a forum by that name. “Hand Tools” was the closest forum I could find, so that’s where I posted.

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#3 posted 01-14-2018 04:41 AM

TheFridge was referring to a Forum Topic titled Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying located in the Hand Tools forum. The topic was started by LJ Don W on June 25, 2011 and currently contains approximately 15,000 comments. It is a very valuable asset as far as currently shared information and even more so because of the depth of knowledge and expertise possessed and exhibited by the core of LJs who regularly comment in the topic…

Herb

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#4 posted 01-14-2018 04:50 AM

Someone brought up a similar topic a couple posts ago and some answers were provided.

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#5 posted 01-14-2018 01:50 PM



Someone brought up a similar topic a couple posts ago and some answers were provided.

- TheFridge

I’m not sure what the deal is, but I found that thread and I’ve read backwards about a month so far without finding anything about my particular problem. Some interesting stuff, but …

I’ve also tried the search function, but I don’t find that it functions very well for a question like this.

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#6 posted 01-14-2018 02:17 PM

This link might help; “make your own”. http://lumberjocks.com/summerfi/blog/40689

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#7 posted 01-14-2018 02:20 PM

You could try posting a comment in the “Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying” topic asking for help from the commenters there. There’s a good possibility that one of the regular commenters might know where to find the bolts/nuts you’re searching for but have failed to see your topic…

Good luck!

Herb

ps: Yeah the site’s search function doesn’t work very well for me either…

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#8 posted 01-14-2018 02:29 PM



This link might help; “make your own”. http://lumberjocks.com/summerfi/blog/40689

It’s a very nice project, but it deals with standard shaped screws and nuts, which I already know where to buy. (In fact I bought some a few months ago from Blackburn, hoping they would fit my saw, but they don’t.) It’s the tapered heads that make repairing my saw more complicated than the one in that blog.

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#9 posted 01-14-2018 02:34 PM



You could try posting a comment in the “Saws, using collecting, cleaning and buying” topic asking for help from the commenters there.

Okay, it doesn’t seem right to double-post, but I went ahead and did that.

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