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SAWgery #1: Surgery on an old Disston

09-15-2013 06:05 PM by Charlie | 3 comments »

This old Disston had seen better days. It had been reground/retoothed so many times that the etching was half gone and the toe was only about an inch tall. So… rather than pitch it, and because I am learning how to sharpen my own hand saws, and because some folks on here with more experience than I suggested it, I decided to perform surgery…. or in this case… SAWgery! This was a Disston D20 skewback. Kind of narrow in the toe to begin with, but this one had been just ground too much… This saw plate had some bends near the toe. Left, right, then a clockwise twist. So I came back to where it was straight and that’s pretty much how I decided where to cu...

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