How to Make a Handle for Saw

A handicraft knife from a circular saw blade, a hacksaw blade for wood or a metal saw will serve for many years, regardless of the conditions of use and storage. Let’s talk about how to make a knife from steel elements of factory manufacture, what is required for this and what needs to be paid close attention. We will also tell you how to make artisanal cutters for lovers of woodcarving.

Work tools and materials

Any used knife or a new cutting component made of red-hot steel can become the raw material for creating a makeshift knife. In the role of a semi-finished product, it is advisable to use saw wheels for metal, for concrete, saw wheels of the pendulum end and hand saws. A decent material would be a used gasoline saw. From its chain it is possible to forge and make a blade, which in its properties and appearance will be no worse than the legendary damask blades.

How to Make a Handle for Saw

To create a knife from a circular disk with your own hands, the following equipment and materials will be necessary:

  • angle grinder;
  • emery machine;
  • electric drill;
  • ruler;
  • hammer;
  • sandpaper;
  • whetstones for sharpening;
  • files;
  • punch;
  • epoxy;
  • copper wire;
  • felt-tip pen;
  • a container of water.

Additionally, you need to consider the issue with the pen. The manufactured item should lie comfortably in the palm of your hand.

To create a handle, it is preferable to use:

  • non-ferrous alloys (silver, brass, bronze, copper);
  • wood (birch, alder, oak);
  • plexiglass (polycarbonate, plexiglass).

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The material for the handle must be solid, without cracking, decay or other flaws.

Metal Handling Techniques

So that the blade is strong and tight, during its creation it is required to adhere to the rules for handling iron.

  • On a semi-finished product there should not be noticeable and not expressed defects. Before starting work, the workpiece must be examined and tapped. The holistic element sounds loudly, and the defective element is muffled.
  • When creating the design and configuration drawing of the cutting component, angles must be avoided. In such areas, steel can break. All transitions must be made smooth, without sharp turns. Bevels of the butt, fuse and handle must be grinded at an angle of 90 degrees.
  • When cutting and processing can not be allowed to overheat the metal. This leads to a decrease in strength. The "overdone" blade becomes fragile or soft. During processing, the part must be regularly cooled, completely dipping it in a container with cold water.
  • When creating a knife from a saw blade, you must not forget that this element has already passed the hardening procedure. Factory saws are designed to work with very strong alloys. If you do not heat the product beyond measure during turning and processing, then it will not be necessary to harden it.

The tail of the blade does not need to be made excessively thin. Indeed, the main load will be applied specifically to this area of ​​the knife.

Knife making

If the saw blade is large and not very worn, then it will be possible to make several blades from it for various purposes. The effort spent is worth it.

A knife from a circular circle is made in a specific order.

  • A pattern is placed on the disk, the outline of the blade is outlined. On top of the marker, punch scratches or dotted lines. After that, the picture will not disappear in the process of cutting the part and its adjustment to the necessary configuration.
  • Proceed to sawing the blade. For this purpose, it is worth using an angle grinder with a disk for iron. It is necessary to cut with a margin of 2 millimeters from the line. This is necessary in order to subsequently grind the material burned out by an angle grinder. If the angle grinder is not at hand, then you can cut the rough part with a vise, a chisel and a hammer or a hacksaw for metal.