Straightening a panel saw

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Forum topic by Benvolio posted 09-15-2013 11:51 AM 1023 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-15-2013 11:51 AM

I picked up four panel saws for £5 the other day that after some clean up and a good sharpen sould be as good as new…

but one of them has a twist in the blade and I was wondering whether anyone had any tips on how to remedy this?

Am I right in thinking that saws use spring steel and not tool steel?



-- Ben, England.

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#1 posted 09-15-2013 12:53 PM

Youre right on the spring steel. I think i read sonething on matt cianci’s blog on hammering a saw plate straight again. Ive got no relevant experience but a dead blow should help ya out.

-- "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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#2 posted 09-15-2013 06:43 PM

Whatever you do, never apply heat to a saw.

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