What more can be said. I recently shipped off four old ‘beaters’ to Mark Harrell of TechnoPrimitives.com. There Mark will clean, sharpen and over-haul any old hand saw you may have. The four I sent were your typical garage sale variety, old worn-out, dull and bent.With,in some cases, 50 years of rust and dirt caked on. Mark was very quick and professional to get back to me with a diagnostic of the issues needing to be addressed and a quote to cover the repairs. Another fast turn around and here they are back in my hands. I can’t believe they’re the same saws I shipped him ‘nor can I believe it took me so long to send them in the first place!
A full size rip saw, a smaller scale cross cut and a second 20″ Rip. The fourth unit I sent was beyond repair but the three that came back perform better than the new panel saws I’ve purchased over the last two years…I won’t mention any names but did Blog about replacing the handles on them! So with that I strongly recommend that you send that old nest of saws you’ve been looking at up there on top of the tool cabinet under the fine layer of dust, you won’t be disappointed.
And seeing as I never did hear back from the Wenzloff guys after a couple of e-mail inquiries and watching their waiting list run from 16 weeks to 24 to 40 to…
Well you get the picture; fellas you can take me off of your list…my hand saw problems are over!