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Neil Wyatt07/03/2021 22:47:30
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I think it's easier to work a junior hacksaw far too fast, with the result you over heat them and draw the temper so they blunt easily.

Bahco hacksaw blades (and saw frames) are good. I find Starrett blades even better.


AJW08/03/2021 08:57:25
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Just fitted a new (eclipse) blade the 'wrong' way round and in use I'm inclined to think less force was used on the pulling/stroke cut?

Seems alien but will continue with the trial.


Russell Eberhardt08/03/2021 09:40:49
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Posted by AJW on 08/03/2021 08:57:25:

Just fitted a new (eclipse) blade the 'wrong' way round and in use I'm inclined to think less force was used on the pulling/stroke cut?

The main advantage of fitting the blade so that it cuts on the pull stroke is that, if it sticks the couple tends to lift the blade rather than causing it to dig in.


John Haine08/03/2021 10:02:13
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Also it's like a Japanese saw, when you pull the cutting tension prevents the blade bending if the frame is a bit springy, since the handle end is much more rigid.

Nicholas Farr08/03/2021 10:35:08
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Hi, pulling sounds good to me, I'll have to try it sometime. Wood blades for them have been available for many years, bought many packs of ten at a good knockdown price, when a Focus store closed in our area several years ago and even gave a few packs away to workmates, but still got plenty to last and I actually used one just last week, to cut a profile in a piece of plasterboard and just used a knife on the crossway line to snap the piece out.

Regards Nick.

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