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Offline lptools

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Disston Rescue
« on: August 29, 2020, 03:27:05 PM »
Hello, There is a Disston stamp somewhere underneath all of that rust!! I am going to repair the cracked handle and try to give it a new life. Any suggestions on cleaning the blade?? Thanks, Lou
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Re: Disston Rescue
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 04:52:59 PM »
I'm no expert by any means, but I would soak the brass in vinegar and then use fine steel wool on it--lightly.
The steel--wash it with hot soap and water and a nylon bristle brush.  Dry it, then put very light oil on it for a day or two.  Then use steel wool on the back and a razor blade scraper on the plate.  See where that gets you. 
It will take time, so don't get in a hurry.
But I'm sure there are guys on here that know more than I do.
What say you, fellows?
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Re: Disston Rescue
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 05:05:07 PM »
Hello, Northwoods. I am a firm believer in soap, hot water, and a nylon bristle brush for cleaning rusty steel. I just never tried it on a saw blade!!! Well, here we go!! Thanks, Lou
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Re: Disston Rescue
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2020, 01:18:24 PM »
Lou, I believe the old saying "nothing ventured, nothing gained", would apply here.

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Re: Disston Rescue
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2020, 03:44:57 PM »
Hello, Mike . Thanks, I also have very little invested in this one!! :cheesy:
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Re: Disston Rescue
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 05:59:30 PM »
Lou, I don’t do saws very often but when I do I have used some of the techniques that Nothwoods suggested. A single edge razor blade with the corners knocked off on the grinder does a good job. 320 grit wet/dry sandpaper used with a sanding block and mineral spirits as a lubricant gets a lot of the crud off and leaves a decent finish. The sanding block will "bridge" the etch so you don’t erase it. Good luck!!

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Re: Disston Rescue
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 06:05:51 PM »
Hello, Mike. Thanks to all for the tips!! The Disston Rescue has been on hold, too many late summer carpentry projects, Dad's, house, girlfriend's house, and mine!! I had to go back to work so that I could rest :cheesy:
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