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#1 posted 06-04-2017 10:43 PM

Ron – I didn’t even realize that said Zodys, I saw the squares around the individual letters and disregarded it, thinking it was a part number or something. I live in Southern California, so that makes sense. Also helps date the saw to the 1960s at the earliest, thank you!

I also grabbed a few more things at a sale today:

The keyhole saw (correct me if that isn’t what it is – still new) is a Disston with the same style medallion as the other. The big saw is a 26” S.C. Atkins and the other 2 don’t have any markings that I can see. I rubbed one briefly with sandpaper but didn’t turn anything up.

Planning to work on all of them, but thinking with so much rust it might be easier to just build a small electrolysis tank and strip the rust that way.

I did drill out the rivets on the original no name. I had never drilled out rivets before so I do the first side and the shank of the rivet is so tiny it looks like wire, which was confused me. I flipped the saw over to pry them out the other side, and it turned out they were just decorative saddle/upholstery tacks. Under 2 of the tacks were a pair of nails that had just been beaten into the handle. Had to gouge some of the wood away but I eventually could get a grip on them and yank them out.

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