SOLD: This year I’ve spent a lot of time (and money) investigating coping saws and fret saws. Here are two of my investigations that I am selling together as one lot. Sorry, I don’t want to separate them.
The good one is a German-made fret saw that I have tuned up to within an inch of its life. I refiled the blade clamps so they actually hold. I removed the ugly black gloppy paint from the handle. And I cleaned off a fair amount of tarnish from the frame.
This sucker will tension a blade like crazy. It’s not the prettiest fret saw in the world, but it makes up for it in the functionality department.
The other saw is ballast. It’s a Stanley FatMax saw. Some of the FatMax saws are great. Some are lacking. This one is lacking in the blade-lock department. I tried to tune it up with two lock washers. One lock washer by the handle helps. The other at the toe is not helpful.
In any case, it comes with a nice Olson blade.
The saw works, but it’s not the best.
Price for the pair: $24.
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz