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08-05-2012 04:49 PM

Topic tags/keywords: handsaw refurbishing

at a dollar bill a piece. Guess I will be looking for some hardware for saws, again. Blond handle is just a 50s warranted Superior, maybe a Disston. Know more after the clean up..

That black handled one, however, is a bit of a mystery saw. Nice handle, maybe a D-7, or D-8 style? Will need a crack glued back up. No medallion, although there is a spot for one. One original saw nut, the others are a mix of stuff. It does have a “10” stamped into the blade near the handle. Won’t know about any etch until I de-rust the thing.

$2? Two saws? Maybe a good deal?

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


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#1 posted 08-05-2012 05:00 PM

Are you getting good results with Evap-o-rust on saws? I have been largely disappointed because, I guess, high nickel content in the blade. I have about 20 saws myself, most needing re-hab to one degree or another, and they too followed me home! sometimes, at a yard sale all I have to do is pick them up and look at them, and the homeowners will start hustling me into taking them off their hands. Good score, Bandit!

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#2 posted 08-05-2012 05:04 PM

Somebody should invent a set of templates so that we can match up the various bolt patterns seen on these old saws. Then, we could cross-reference it to a list of saws made that have that exact bolt pattern. It would make ID’ing a saw so much easier. Hey, maybe on transparent Mylar film or something!

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#3 posted 08-05-2012 05:22 PM

Bandito ! You are spending WAY TOO MUCH on your hobby !
HeHeHE..I’m starting to think you are needing a “you suck” anytime now….

;-)

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#4 posted 08-05-2012 06:17 PM

Spent maybe a hour out on the back Porch bench. Worked on the black handled saw with sandpapers…

You can see the tpi stamp. handle looks a little better, still needs a lot of work.

Blade starting to look a little better. The is an etch of sorts. A Large circle with a couple of “hammers”, and a LOT of words to the right. Might be a ” &Sons” sitting there. As for any bad spots, they are out near the end..

Some pitting, a missing tooth, no NIB, oh well, just a Dollar saw…

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

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#5 posted 08-05-2012 08:04 PM

The black handle saw has been “I. D.”ed as a Disston No. 16 about a 100 years old saw. Still trying to ID the other saw. No etch on it, if it did, it was painted on, now long gone. Looks like an 8tpi,or less. Might make a decent rip saw. Both have ZERO kinks in the blades. Might just sharpen the new model up as a rip saw, and call it good.

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

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#6 posted 08-06-2012 12:09 AM

cleaned the other saw up as well, today. No etch found, unless it used to be there as a silk screened name. Looks like an 8tpi as well

starting to look good…

maybe re-finish the handle, and call it good?

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

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#7 posted 08-11-2012 08:48 PM

Got the tote off of the No.16 saw, just needs a little work, is all…

That brass saw bolt is heading for another saw, since a full set is heading this way for the No.16. so, I applied it to a Large saw that needed just one more brass bolt..

Just chuck the bolts into my cordless drill, and give them a spin against some purple scratchy pads. Better than Brasso!

I don’t use chemicals to strip off rusty parts. Just elbow grease, if that counts….

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

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#8 posted 08-12-2012 07:44 PM

Just sent that big rip saw over to Ebay, along with two “Barn Find” Crosscut saws. The crosscut saws are 11tpi WS saws. Big Boy is a WS 8tpi RIP saw.

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

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