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Pending Edits to Restore a Vintage Handsaw for Everyday Use

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[* black] The first step is to find an old saw. Look for something with a nice comfortable-looking handle with no obvious breaks or missing parts. A good handle, like the one on this saw, won't look blocky or have any sharp arises on the grip. The more detailed and refined-looking the better.
-[* black] A little surface rust is OK but look out for any pitting, especially near the tooth line. Anything worse off than the saw in this guide is probably best left as restaurant decoration, unless it's a family heirloom of course.
+[* black] A little*** surface rust*** is OK but look out'' for any pi''tting, especia++lly near++ the tooth line. Anything worse off than the saw in this guide is probably best left as restaurant decoration, unless it's a family heirloom of course.
[* black] Look down along the tooth line to see how straight the blade is. A shallow curve in one direction is OK. Even a slight "S" curve in the blade is fine. What you want to avoid is a sharp bend or kink in the blade; these are virtually impossible to fix.
-[* black] If you happen upon a very old saw with split nuts instead of the domed saw bolts like this saw has you may want to reconsider using it for this project. Check with the [http://www.disstonianinstitute.com|Disstonian Institute] or [http://www.vintagesaws.com|Vintage Saws] to make sure you don't have a valuable antique.
+[* black] If you happen upon a very old saw with split nuts++ instead++ of the domed saw bolts like this saw has you may want to reconsider using it for this project. Check with the [http://www.disstonianinstitute.com|Disstonian Institute] or [http://www.vintagesaws.com|Vintage Saws] to make sure you don't have a valuable antique.
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