straighten saw

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  • #9772
    Eddy Flynn
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    hi guys is it possible to straighten a saw blade ive just bought a disston panel saw and when i opened it it has two kinks in it i didnt pay a lot for it but i would like to know if its a sharpening practice  tool or a new set of scrapers if this topic has been covered already forgive me i have looked but couldn’t find anything thanks

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #9774
    woodworker435
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    It sure is possible.  All you need is an anvil (preferably a forged anvil that will not rebound the hammer energy), and a hammer with easded edges.  I have straightened many a kink.  I learned this first hand, from Ron Herman, then bought a DVD he did for Popular Woodworking.  I’ll see if there is a Youtube video.

    Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.

    #9775
    woodworker435
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    Well, no Youtube video I can steer you towards.  Where are you?  If you’re in the US, maybe I could loan you my copy of the DVD.

    Cleveland, Ohio U.S.A.

    #9777
    Maarten De Clerck
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    I recently straightened a slight kink in an old saw. I used a small sledge hammer clamped to my bench as an anvil, and a hammer with a curved surface to strike the saw. Go slowly, one strike in the right place makes a noticeable difference!

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    Maarten De Clerck
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    #9780
    Eddy Flynn
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    im in the Uk David Liverpool to be precise thanks for your comments and offer of help thanks Maarten i will try that also nothing ventured nothing gained

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #10298
    Anonymous
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    How severe are the kinks in your saw blade?  The reason I ask is there are several methods, but the one used depends on the severity of the kink or bend.

    #10304
    Eddy Flynn
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    hi gary they are not very severe the saw still cuts the one at the tip of the saw goes from the back of the saw to the tip of the teeth  the othe ris about half way up the blade and to me looks like something has been droppedon it  hard to explain but i know they are there

    Eddy .. Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
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    #10318
    Anonymous
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    Hi Eddy,

    It sounds as though the damage is fairly superficial and possibly the type that would be highlighted if the saw plate were rusty and the high points become polished during use.  You can sometimes flex the blade in the opposite direction to the kink to ease it out, or place in a vise and clamp to reverse the damage, but by tactfully inserting three dowels.  One at either side of the kink and the other (Slightly thicker dowel) directly in line with the kink to effectively reduce or remove the damage by slowly easing it out.

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