Above are two backsaws I just finished restoring. The upper saw is a 14″ Richardson Brothers 12 ppi with a beech tote. The lower saw is a 14″ Atkins 12 ppi with an apple handle.
The saws were disassembled, but the backs were not removed. The plates were de-rusted, straightened and re-tensioned. Then they were polished and sharpened. The handles were stripped and re-finished. The brass was cleaned and polished and the saws reassembled. They are now ready for another hundred years of good service. Both of these saws have been sold but there are more on the way if anyone is interested contact me at HARDWARECITYTOOLS@gmail.com
If there is any interest in seeing how the backsaw restoration process is accomplished please LMK and I will write an article on an upcoming backsaw restoration.
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