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Saw Blade Help

New postby Marty101 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 4:38 pm

I have many very delicate blades about .5mm plus. They are about 5" long and easy to break into handy lengths,but difficult to support by hand alone. I have no idea what kind of saw handle originally held them. The ends have to notches or such. I'm hoping for any ideas that will replace or make-do. Looking for something without the big hoop of a jewelers' saw if possible.
Any ideas out there?
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Re: Saw Blade Help

New postby JerryT » Sat Sep 24, 2016 3:14 am

Most jeweler's saws do not have a big loop like a coping saw. Here is mine. The flat ends of the blade are held by two thumb-screw clamps. You really need something like this to use those fine blades.

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Re: Saw Blade Help

New postby Stephan » Thu Oct 06, 2016 10:45 pm

I know them as fret saws.
They were used to make fret work.
Came with different size throats.

There was a lot of fret work on some types of old furniture like those old peddle organs for example.
You drilled a hole big enough for the blade to pass through then attached the saw and away you went.

Likely used on grandfather clock dials as well. Many other examples.

There is a wide selection of blades ( or was ) from pretty coarse to very fine.
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