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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 08-13-2012 08:36 PM 609 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bandit571

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08-13-2012 08:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question handsaw refurbishing

A $.50 handsaw is proving to be a mystery saw. Blade length is about 14”. 8ppi rip blade? Every third thooth is “set” so hard, it bent the plate a bit. Three steel saw bolts, with a steel plate. Right now PB Blaster is working to loosen them up a bit. On that red handle, there is a silver “Bugle” (?) and a couple lines of script. Most of the lines are gone, with the red paint. Not sure who used a “Bugle” as a brand symbol? Blade is very rusty, will try to clean up. Them teeth though….... maybe a reset?? Will know more later, as I tear this down and restore.

Just passing time until parts & planes arrive this week…..

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


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#1 posted 08-14-2012 07:01 PM

Could it be like the old Handy Andy Tools sets? maybe a Saw for kids to use way back when, before they were made of plastic? I haven’t even sharpened this up, it will cut wood fast, at 8ppi. Saw was set strange, but works. Might try to fix it back up for a grandson to use….

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

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 07:14 PM

Its the “Little Red Riding Saw” ... ride it until the teeth fall off.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 07:28 PM

The worst part, I remember my Dad having one of those, red handle and all. I cut wood with it, and in ‘69 when I went into the Navy I never saw it again. Can’t remember the name, but he shopped a lot at hardware stores, not at places like Sears.

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#4 posted 08-14-2012 08:15 PM

Good luck with your restoration. Paint the handle bright red!

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 09:31 PM

First, I have to try and get those bolts loose, and off. Then i can soak the blade, and that plate. I have something else in mind for those bolts. Hmmm, I wonder which red paint to use…...

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

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 04:17 PM

A few pictures of the “progress” so far.

The “A” side

and the “B” side. No, I haven’t got those bolts to budge, yet..

A close-up of the plate. Saw blade has a “snaggle-tooth” look to it. Seems to cut alright, though… Need some RED paint. When I first got this little saw, it looked like either a cream or white stripe was out on the toe end, maybe an inch wide. Maybe replicate that as well?

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

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