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Aden30mm

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I'm in the process of refurbishing a old dovetail saw. In removing the saw to handle securing screws, I had to cut slots to enable me to gain enough purchase to unscrew them. Now I want to obtain a few replacement brass domed saw nuts, but at £12 for a pair delivered seems a bit OTT.

Looking around the web I came across these, if they would work I would have to drill two holes to accept a peg spanner in the bolt end). But has anyone else used these? (I would use a touch of Loctite to ensure suitable locking)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Solid-brass-9 ... nyrwi1N47A

Finally, the saw is 15 tpi. I am unsure how to dress the teeth as they are so small, and they do not seem to have any pitch. The saw is an old English saw 8 inch blade length. Any seer advice would be gratefully appreciated.

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Aden
 

sunnybob

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those screws would be easy to make work. Just put a star washer under the long nut and that will stop it turning while you tighten the screw side. You dont need excessive force to hold the handle on.
 

Aden30mm

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Thanks, just need to get the right length to ensure the screw bottoms out against the shake-proof washer. Being brass allows for ease of modification.
 

Aden30mm

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That were the £12 came from five quid for the screws and seven for p&p. Didn't think that was reasonable if you get my drift.

Thanks for the thought though.
 

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Keep your eye open for another old saw, with concave tooth line, missing teeth, a bad kink, bad rust and a worm eaten handle held together with bits of Dexion.

Buy it for 50p and re-use the saw nuts.

BugBear
 

Aden30mm

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Yep, BugBear works for me, car boot would be the best way forward. See some of the fleabay prices for poor quality tools. Well I suspose everyone needs to make a living.
 

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