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Forum topic by JasonIndy posted 05-22-2020 12:56 PM 600 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-22-2020 12:56 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand tools question saw sharpening antique tools

Hey folks, I have not had much luck online but I have a few older saws I am looking to have refurbished and/or sharpened. I attempted to do a few myself but the first time I accidentally took off the etch I decided to call it quits.

One is an older Pennsylvania Saw Corporation backsaw, the rest would be panel saws. I’ve got about a half dozen or so I’m looking to have worked on but it depends on the cost.

I am in Central Indiana and would prefer not to have to ship, but if I cannot find anyone locally I will re-post to get quotes including shipping. Thanks!

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#1 posted 05-22-2020 08:07 PM

Have you tried calling an Ace Truvalue store near you. They usually have a person they send their blades to for sharpening.
You may get lucky and he might know how to sharpen and set teeth on a hand saw.

I live in south Indianapolis what part of Indiana do you live?

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#2 posted 05-22-2020 09:06 PM

I live in southeast Marion county. I’d be interested in a person to sharpen hand saws also.

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#3 posted 06-10-2020 06:21 PM

We are just west of Indianapolis. We have an Ace here in town I may give that a try!

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#4 posted 06-10-2020 08:30 PM

Pretty sure also there are both Rockler, and WoodCraft stores in Indy. I’ve been using the WoodCraft in Dayton for my sharpening of saw blades, hand saws, and router bits for a while now. I imagine each store has a different guy, as the one here is local. So some places will be ok, some great, and maybe some sucky. I’d volunteer the least favorite saw, and see what ya get back.

For the small amount of $$$ I am paying, I am quite pleased with this local service. Prior to, I used to pack everything up, and send it to Scott Whiting, out in Az, he’s very predictable, price, service, and quality of the job, all excel. I just found it a huge PIA to pack everything up to send to him. Especially handsaws.

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