Maintain your Saw
You just bought a really nice saw for somewhere north of $300 USD, and you may be wondering whether to hang it up over the fireplace for public view, or to actually use it. Over time, you're going to fingerprint it, dull the teeth, and maybe even put a kink in the toothline.
Retensioning a Traditional Folded Backsaw
Have you ever picked up a great-looking Disston No. 4 on eBay, only to discover upon taking delivery that the plate was bowed, or presented an S-curve along the toothline? Or perhaps the plate was jammed all the way up into the toe end of the sawback?
Unlocking a Frozen Saw Nut
The first step in restoring a vintage saw is to remove the handle. All too often, the sawnut/bolt assembly has become frozen over time, and it's always far easier to clean the sawplate without the handle, or if you have some horn repair ahead of you. But how do we deal with that danged frozen sawnut/bolt assembly that just won't unstick?