How to Restore an Old Hand Saw Crosscut or Ripcut

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Hand saws can be found all over the place and can be had for just a couple bucks. but how do you take an old rusted Hand saw and restore it to working condition?

Here I take two old Hand saws and restore them to be users. one is heavily rusted and needs a lot of work the other is in good shape and really only needs to be resurfaced and cleaned.

BLO and Past wax application
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSvm...

Sharpening a Cross Cut saw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRpL...

Sharpening a Rip saw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaleH...

The difference between Rip saws and Crosscut saws
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RuhV...

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A hand saw is among the more fundamental tools, so you might not have actually given much thought to the proper method to use one. However, like other hand and power tools, using appropriate form and method with a hand saw is essential for your safety along with accomplishing your desired outcome.

Primarily, checking out the documents packaged with the saw is advised. All hand saws are not the exact same, so following the recommendations from the manufacturer will help you both utilize the saw effectively and protect yourself. Hand saws come in different types that are developed for different functions, so make sure you are using the ideal type of saw for the task at hand. For instance, some saws are designed to cut with the grain, while others are developed for cutting against it.

Guarantee your saw blade is sharp and clean before you begin. The initial step to using a hand saw - figuring out exactly where the cut will be made - starts before you pick up the saw. Create a line to direct your cut, double monitoring that your angles and measurements are right. Likewise ensure that the surface area to be cut is steady.

Hold the saw such that your wrist, shoulder and the handle of the saw are lined up, and you are not sawing at an angle that feels abnormal. Be sure to examine the paperwork to ensure that you are holding the saw according to recommendations. Apply pressure to the saw as you push downward on the cut, but release pressure as you pull the saw back towards yourself.

You may desire to practice cutting on a scrap piece of wood prior to you move on to the real cut if you are unskilled with hand saws. It bears repeating that all saws are not the exact same, so make sure to read the documents laying out the appropriate use of your saw.


Hand saws come in various types that are created for various purposes, so be sure you are utilizing the ideal kind of saw for the task at hand. The very first action to utilizing a hand saw - determining exactly where the cut will be made - begins before you choose up the saw. Hold the saw such that your wrist, shoulder and the manage of the saw are lined up, and you are not sawing at an angle that feels unnatural.
Watch more hand tool fun here http://vid.io/xoYaHand saws can be found all over the place and can be had for just a couple bucks. but how do you take an old rusted Hand saw and restore it to working condition?Here I take two old Hand saws and restore them to be users. one is heavily rusted and needs a lot of work the other is in good shape and really only needs to be resurfaced and cleaned.BLO and Past wax applicationhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvSvm...Sharpening a Cross Cut sawhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTRpL...Sharpening a Rip sawhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaleH...The difference between Rip saws and Crosscut sawshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RuhV...Patreon Supporters:Patrick Martin - https://www.youtube.com/user/MrPatric...Help this channel g...