Q: Is my saw worth restoring?
A: That depends. The average vintage saw usually requires three things to happen before it can become ready for use again. The saw needs to be cleaned and the teeth almost always need to be filed and then sharpened. Filing is the process where I go through the teeth and make sure they are all the same size and height along with making the gullets the same depth. Once this is complete I then go back and sharpen the teeth. The price of filing is a range because some teeth are worse than others. The average price to clean, do a light filing and sharpening of a handsaw and then return shipping will be in the $100 range. If your saw is worth that to you I'd be happy to bring it back to its full glory again for you. (If you would like to save yourself a little bit of money, I recommend you look at the link on my website on how to clean a saw so that you don't have to pay me to do it).
Q: Can you fix a broken tooth?
A: Yes I can. Fixing a broken tooth is done by jointing the other teeth down to meet up with the lowest point of the broken tooth. The lower the break, the more I will charge due to the fact I have to then re-file all the teeth back into the saw. Once filing is complete, I then have to sharpen the saw.
Q: What's your average turn around time?
A: My average turn around for a restored saw is between one and two months.
Q: How do I mail a saw to you?
A: I prefer UPS or USPS (FedEx gets lost sometimes when trying to find my house). I recommend that when you package up your saw you wrap up the handle in bubble wrap to protect it while it is being shipped. When you do ship a saw to me please enclose the name and address where you want me to ship it to when it is complete.
Q: Do you offer handle horn repairs?
A: At this time I do not offer horn repair as a service.
Q: Can I sign up to be notified when your next vintage saw will be for sale?
A: You can. At the bottom of the “Restored Saws for Sale” page you can sign up to be notified via email when a newly restored vintage saw is listed for sale. If you're in the market for a new saw I would recommend acting fast because they usually don't last long.
Q: How often do you list restored vintage saws for sale?
A: I try and get them out as often as I can. However, when I get in saws directly from a customer those take priority over the yet-to-be owned saws. Due to the sporadic nature of when I get the restored vintage saws listed for sale, signing up for the newsletter is the best way to be notified when a saw is for sale.
Q: I'm looking for a specific saw, do you keep any on hand?
A: I try to keep a variety of saws on hand for when people need a saw and to have saws available to restore. If I don't have a saw that you're looking for we can figure out a plan on where we might be able to find one that fits your needs.
Q: What payment methods do you accept for your store?
A: The online store accepts both PayPal along with Visa, Mastercard, AMEX and Discover. You can also use using a deposit directly from your bank account.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.