Cleaning a saw plate?

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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 02-07-2012 04:13 PM 1215 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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02-07-2012 04:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: handsaw backsaw

I have several saws that need a bit of shine applied to their plates. Don’t want to sand things up, maybe something less aggressive? I just got two backsaws re-handled, and a couple of cross-cut saws. There MIGHT be something under the rust/grime worth keeping. A photo of some of the saws: By Powerkraft ( “Monkey Wards brand) there is also a Townsman in the shop.

The two backsaws. Would like to keep a logo on the one saw

Any suggestions?

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

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#1 posted 02-07-2012 04:48 PM

You can try Evaporust, which does a wonderful job of eradicating the rust, but it will leave them looking a little dull. Then you can buff it.

That said, I generally use high-grit sand paper on my saw plates and as long as you’re not too aggressive around the etchings they aren’t harmed.

It looks like the “Stanley” logo on your backsaw is a print, not an etching, so you’ll have to extra careful around that.

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