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Forum topic by DarrylF posted 11-14-2011 06:01 AM 848 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DarrylF

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11-14-2011 06:01 AM

Hello all,
My dad just passed on to me my grandpa’s old hand saw which I took apart to restore; doing this got me interested in making my own hand saw handles. What I am wondering is if there are any companies that sell just blades kinda like there are companies that sell irons for planes? I can’t seem to find any on Google; I might just have to buy a full saw and replace the handle.
Thanks,
Darryl

-- Darryl


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Dan

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#1 posted 11-14-2011 06:05 AM

I know there are newer saws that have replaceable blades but they are just throw away blades….

I do know there are a ton of old saws out there with broken handles though :)

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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DarrylF

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#2 posted 11-14-2011 06:09 AM

That’s a good idea, I might have to go saw hunting! I see you’re from GR in your signature, I am too, small world!

-- Darryl

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paratrooper34

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#3 posted 11-14-2011 05:12 PM

Darryl, Dan is right. Old saws are everywhere and they are less than a dime a dozen. I recently had a guy give me 15 old handsaws that he threw in to a deal for a bunch of old planes. I see them on craigslist and ebay. I see them at every flea market I go to. I see them with bad blades and good handles. And vice-versa.

Check around the net, there are articles on restoring blades and handles (Bad Axe Co.) and ones on how to make a new handle. Lots of stuff out there. I dig my hand saws, very nice tools.

-- Mike

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Bill White

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#4 posted 11-14-2011 05:22 PM

http://thesawblog.com/
This guy can give ya an answer, Matt Cianci.
Bill

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TheSawWright

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#5 posted 11-21-2011 05:55 PM

Hi Darryl

There are several places to get just the saw plate….I use a TGIAG mostly. They supply back saw plates and steel for hand saws, but the teetha re only punched…you ahve to file and sharpen them.

If you’re looking for a replacement plate all sharpened up and ready to go, then Mike Wenzloff is your guy. www.wenzloffandsons.com

-- Matt, http://thesawblog.com

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