Hand Tools

Re: Antique handtools
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Antique handtools *PIC* ()

Jack Guzman from Maine
For the saw besides tightening the rivets,I would clean the saw plate of any crusty rust. I use a razor blade to scrape off crust and using wd-40 or light oil sand it with 220 grit . Then sharpen it. If the handle is solid,do nothing to it. The brace ,as long as everything moves freely,just oil all moving parts. They are tools,the best thing you can do is put them to use. My personal opinion,no expert. Neither tool looks to be anything rare or collectable so I wouldn't worry about harming value by tampering with their pristine condition. Most of my user tools are antiques that I salvaged from flea markets and such places..---Jack

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