Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: Who can straighten a D-7?

Glenn Mackey
I have no trouble straightening saws. I lay the saw crown up on a hardwood board and gently tap the point of kink or apex with a hammer. I determine the point where the damage originated and tap along the cutting edge in both directions and then across the width. You tap and check, tap and check till its straight. Works every time. Use a hammer with a curve across the face. Experiment with how hard you need to hit the blade - usually very gently as in almost just dropping the hammer. This is not rocket science.

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