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Forum topic by PeteK posted 08-06-2020 02:41 PM 370 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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PeteK

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08-06-2020 02:41 PM

Hello all. I found this little hand saw in my wife’s grandpa’s old shop. It was pretty rusty and bent. I’ve never seen a small one like this. Stupid question, but what is it’s purpose? I’m assuming just small scale rip cuts? I got most of the rust off with a wire wheel and sanded the grime of the handle and put some boiled linseed oil on it. I managed to hammer it flat. It cleaned up pretty nice. The metal is pitted from rust.

Also I don’t have a file to sharpen it. I may have to order one. Anyone have a recommendation for a decent file for sharpening hand saws?


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Sycamoray

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#1 posted 08-06-2020 02:49 PM

It’s a toy saw so little Johnny could be like Dad.

If you want to go down the saw filing rabbithole, I’d recommend Blackburn Tools website. Files, guides, information to fill your idle time.

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#2 posted 08-06-2020 03:09 PM

Well it does feel like a toy in my big ole hand. Maybe I’ll let my kiddos help me in the shop.

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#3 posted 08-06-2020 03:28 PM

Like a saw from the “Handy Andy” tool sets…

5-6” extra slim taper “saw file” ...most Borgs sell them..

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#4 posted 08-06-2020 06:32 PM

are you sure it is a rip cut, most saws are cross cut. Check utube for saw filing instruction. lee valley has some good saw files. You will also need to make a saw filing vise to hold the saw while filing check utube for saw vises

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#5 posted 08-06-2020 06:46 PM



are you sure it is a rip cut, most saws are cross cut. Check utube for saw filing instruction. lee valley has some good saw files. You will also need to make a saw filing vise to hold the saw while filing check utube for saw vises

- Karda


No I’m not sure it’s rip cut. I don’t know a lot about hand saws. When I googled rip vs cross cut, the teeth looked more like the rip cut pics I saw. I think it was dull and rusted enough to where it’s hard to tell if the teeth were cut flat like this rip cut pic or beveled and staggered every other side like the cross cut pic, but they do appear to have a more shark fin look like the rip cut.

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#6 posted 08-06-2020 07:43 PM

My 2 cents worth. Back in the 40’s to 60’s sears offered a Home handy man toolkit . It had a few tools and a couple of saws depending on how big your sets was. I have a couple of these little saws that I really like btw.
They weren’t collector items or even very good for that matter for the day, but they had pretty good steel by today’s standards. One of mine has a decal still intact , the other saw has no sign of the label. For what it’s worth your’s seem to be a bit smaller than mine so that other guy that said they were toys maybe right. (dunno) As far as a file you will need a 4” xx slim because the teeth are very close and small . Look at Paul Sellers website to learn how to sharpen a hand saw. Good luck.

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#7 posted 08-06-2020 09:45 PM

just an observation, I have some saws I know are crosscut but looked rip, I clould not see any fleam, that is the angle filed on the blade making it crosscut. I noticed that it is easier to see if you look down on the teeth. I also noticed that your saw has a skew back, that is the curve on the back of the saw. Could your saw be a small panel saw reject they put a cheap handle on and sold as a toy. something to think about

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