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Forum topic by Karda posted 01-29-2018 04:50 AM 528 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2018 04:50 AM

Hi, i inherited my wife’s grandfathers Towndsan Disston 8 point saw and would like to clean it up and have it sharpened. What can I use to clean it, it has some surface rust and other gunk on it. However it has some blade damage. up near the tip the edge was some how bent, is there any save here are some picks

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#1 posted 01-29-2018 04:59 AM

I’m afraid “bent” is putting it mildly.

In my opinion, your best bet is to cut off the damaged part and make yourself a panel saw.
(a panel saw is between 18 and 24” in length and is used at the bench for finer work)

An 8 pt cross-cut would be ideal for this purpose.

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#2 posted 01-29-2018 05:28 AM

Is this like yours?

Cut-off wheel to cut the damaged end off.
Simple Green and a Purple/Maroon 3M scratch pad to clean the rustiness off.

The “Townsman” logo was usually a silk-screened affair. Carefully go around it, to keep it.
Saw was one of the later “Keystone” line of saws. Mid to late 50s….

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

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#3 posted 01-29-2018 06:29 AM

Thanks for the information, Yes the saw pictured is like Mine I hate to cut it up but if it necessary. How should I profile the the tip. I’ll try the simple green

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#4 posted 01-29-2018 02:09 PM

You can learn to mostly hammer that out if you really want to, but it may be too kinked to repair fully. It takes a flat piece of steel, as polished as possible, and a polished hammer such as a ball peen. Light taps around the area will flatten it pretty well.

Here’s a blog and youtube video on the process:

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