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Forum topic by Brett posted 713 days ago 621 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Brett

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713 days ago

I came across an old Atkins backsaw, about 15” long, at an antique mall. Overall, the saw looks good except that the plate is very slightly bent: I’d say the middle part is offset about 1/16” from a straight line between the ends. Is it possible to correct a slightly bent plate like this one?

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#1 posted 713 days ago

some references to straightening saw plate on here.

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#2 posted 712 days ago

Thanks, Don. I had Googled before I posted here, but I forgot to seach LJ, too.

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#3 posted 712 days ago

I have a 14” backsaw that had a bend in the middle of about 3/16”. The back was straight. George Wilson’s way referenced above fixed it.

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