Good advise. However, there are a couple of pitfalls with that strategy. Removing and replacing the handles of older saws may require a slplit nut screwdriver, which must either be homemade or purchased at a high price. Lie-Nielsen's for exmple precisely fit their saw nuts, but not necessarily old Disstons. Another issue is possible damage (splitting and splintering) to the handle wood while removing the saw nuts. The nuts often driven in below the surface of the handle, and the wood either expanded or stuck to them with finish.