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Tenon saw

Postby 9fingers » 04 May 2015, 17:26

Seems funny for me to be in the hand tool section!

As most of you know I'm not a great hand tool user. When digging around in the garage for something I came across a Stanley 10" 14 tpi what I think is a tenon saw (Backsaw?). Substantial folded steel back but a plastic screwed on handle. Good and straight and the small amount of surface rust has cleaned off OK
This saw dates back to the early 70s. It still has a reasonable set on it but a bit blunt.

How much is such a thing going to cost to be sharpened and is it likely to be worth it when I can get a new hard point saw for less than a tenner

Remember it won't get a lot of use in my style of working.

So bin it or sharpen it?

What does the team think

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby Rod » 04 May 2015, 18:20

I say bin it as you are not into hand tools a new cheapo hard point will probably serve you well?
I reckon it would cost at least £20 to have it sharpened but I'm guessing there?

A S&J with a wooden handle from the early 70's would be a different proposition.

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby Merlin » 04 May 2015, 18:39

I would probably bin it - anything with a plastic handle is nasty.

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby TrimTheKing » 04 May 2015, 20:02

Sharpen it yourself for the price of a small file...

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby chataigner » 05 May 2015, 20:44

TrimTheKing wrote:Sharpen it yourself for the price of a small file...

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:text-+1: chance to learn a new skill ? Or bin it, but I wouldn't pay someone to do it.
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Re: Tenon saw

Postby 9fingers » 05 May 2015, 21:30

I had a go today with a tiny swiss file but not sure that I improved it. At 14 tpi it is difficult to see what I'm doing clearly.

I think I'll keep it for the odd job and if I get to a position where I really need something better, I'll pick up a new hardpoint version. The only sort of situation where I would resort to such a tool would be when the workpiece is so large that I could not get it to a machine anyway or if I was away from the workshop. Both are equally rare these days.

Ive got a little Marples Gents saw of even finer pitch that my dad bought me as my first saw when I was 6 or 7 that has more sentimental value so I might get that sharpened properly one day.

Thanks for your replies guys

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby TrimTheKing » 05 May 2015, 22:03

I can link you a great video on sharpening small tooth saws if you want? Franz Klaus I think it is.

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby 9fingers » 05 May 2015, 22:12

TrimTheKing wrote:I can link you a great video on sharpening small tooth saws if you want? Franz Klaus I think it is.

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OK thanks Mark. I had a quick look at YT but Klaus did not come up.

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby Rod » 06 May 2015, 11:20

You could make a new handle for it too whilst your at it?

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Im not a collector but have a few saws including a couple of Wenzloff's, Gramercy's,
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S&J's and this family one I restored a while back

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It's a Frederick Wiley of Leeds ( Tyzack) passed down from my Great Grandfather - Leeds is my home town.

But I very rarely use them as I nearly always use my Japanese ones that never need sharpening.

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Re: Tenon saw

Postby RogerS » 06 May 2015, 12:34

Bin it !

I've got a tenon saw somewhere :D
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