Disagree with bugbear here:enterthedragon":3rv78o1u said:
Can only speak for our saws: No. But it is hard work and you have a very good chance (70%) to destroy the blade. We use Locktite and that is not heat resistant. But the blades are, neither.enterthedragon":3rv78o1u said:wouldnt that make removing the back impossible?
When I clean a backsaw I allways try not to remove the spine. Because you have good chance (20%) to destroy the spine doing this. Just use a triangular block of wood with sharp edges and some fine grit sand paper.enterthedragon":3rv78o1u said:how would u clean a rusty saw then?
Since the question was about restoring/cleaning, I assumed the OP was talking about old saws, and he did say "alot"pedder":m8lhamsq said:Disagree with bugbear here:enterthedragon":m8lhamsq said:
Many modern maker do this: Lie-Nielsen, Adria, Wenzloff & Sons on some of their saws, Veritas, and we. Don't know exactly about hte others. And I've found at least one semi old Tyzack saws with glued blades.
I've never remobved a spine.pedder":1ys8eang said:Hi Paul
the more important point was: Better do not remove the spine wether you can or can't. I've done that in the past and some nice saws lost their virginity. Two Disstons (one with a brass back) and a Spear & Jackson. If that happens you can use Locktite or A hammer.