Power Hacksaw [Restoration]

  • Published on Nov 26, 2017
  • This tool restoration was a unique experience. This is a Model 256 power hacksaw was made by L. Krushel & Sons Ltd. (LKS) of Morden, Manitoba, Canada. I am not sure of the age as there is very little information on this saw, but the motor is from the 1960s. LKS was most known for building high quality welders and produced the first 180AMP welder in Canada. The LKS 180AMP welder is still sought after today, but this hacksaw should not be.
    I was not overly impressed with the build quality on this tool, so much so, that I would probably not use it and I do not want anyone else to use it ever again. That is why I decided not to replace the power switch on this tool. The majority of the hacksaw is made with sections of angle iron welded together. I even had to hammer off the slag from the welds for painting, as it was never done the first time around. It was also odd to see shafts with no bushings or bearings around them for support. I imagine heavy use of this machine would wear out these parts very quickly.
    There is no way to adjust the feed pressure or to make the cut more straight and square. This must have just been a nice thing to have that would quietly cut metal for further clean-up.
    I understand that this tool was built in a time when most tools were starting to be made with cheaper materials and methods for competitive reasons.
    I tried to match the colour as best as I could and applied 3 coats of filler primer, 4 coats of blue paint, and 3 clear coats. I used the snap rings I had lying around as I didn't want to buy whole new sets of them just for this application.
    With a fresh blade, the saw did cut quite fast, but was not square. If you do come across an old power hacksaw, look for something built better and with adjustment mechanisms.
    EDIT: The part of the video where it says "Title Text Here" was meant to talk about the old power switch location and why I didn't want to replace it.
    Also, the bearing was warm while the rod was around -20C. Hopefully, that helped with hammering the bearing on, haha. As shown in the video, I used the old outer bearing race to support the new bearing while I was hammering the wheel onto it. I still need an arbor press.

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Comments • 1 964

  • Rocker Pat
    Rocker Pat Year ago +706

    When are you going to do a restoration on that jacket of yours? Lol.

    • Darth Mucus
      Darth Mucus Month ago

      That jacket looks like it went through WWI, WWII, Vietnam, and a few years on skidrow.

    • matt
      matt 2 months ago

      Lol same thing happened to me when I broke the bolt on my HMMWV's antenna mount. Thank God for 550 cord.

    • Nicole Catlin
      Nicole Catlin 5 months ago

      Who cares about the jacket he clearly uses it for when he does dirty jobs like this

    • grettagrids
      grettagrids 7 months ago

      @Hand Tool Rescue do you sell these tools after restoring them?

    • sabu mirza
      sabu mirza 9 months ago

      Restorators never do it

  • D k
    D k 2 days ago +1

    Using a centre punch backwards. I like your style.

  • Irene 1943
    Irene 1943 3 days ago

    This tool is more to my time and ability,than band saw,or rotary saw which I dread off.....

  • Shawn Kearney
    Shawn Kearney 3 days ago +1

    "CAUTION: DO NOT CUT SELF" love the safety features.

  • Ruth Moreton
    Ruth Moreton 4 days ago

    Have you got an arbor press yet?

  • Guitar Player
    Guitar Player 4 days ago

    Cool , what do you do with these machines once you've fixed them ? Also Thank you for no music !

  • mhaselup
    mhaselup 4 days ago

    The rod point down that missed the hole in the base. Was originally for a switch to turn off the saw when it finished cutting. The rod goes through the hole and hits a simple switch that was probably in the old electrical box you took off. Very common to bypass this.

  • isn't what it is !
    isn't what it is ! 4 days ago +1

    Canadian junk

  • isn't what it is !
    isn't what it is ! 4 days ago +1

    You should get a sandblaster

  • Jonathan de Bruijn
    Jonathan de Bruijn 5 days ago

    Your lack of lube disturbs me. Oh never mind, you did oil it in the end. You forgot to do up one of the lock nuts on the saw retainer though.

  • Cubancomanche 21 | "Giving Back to the Good Earth"

    29:00 when the REAL TOOL RESTORATION MASTER is revealed! Bwhahahahha!

  • Ray, Philip
    Ray, Philip 8 days ago

    Love it

  • Kevin Johnson
    Kevin Johnson 8 days ago

    Love your work. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

  • Izzy Ramos-Gunn
    Izzy Ramos-Gunn 8 days ago

    Where's the oil? Lubrication?

  • kenabi
    kenabi 9 days ago

    i think the bone was under the motor mount to act as either a spacer for tension, or to eliminate vibration/rattle or something of the sort.

  • kat schultz
    kat schultz 10 days ago

    you do know the chain has a master link, might be easier to remove and install things if you use it.

  • hugo w
    hugo w 10 days ago +1

    Brilliant but of kit . Ours just used to love chomping through barstock . Throw a bit of oil at it every now and again .never went wrong just quietly went about its business in a corner

  • 타마
    타마 12 days ago

    4:47 whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  • Vinícius Gunsch
    Vinícius Gunsch 12 days ago

    Maquina inútil

  • Rick Weber
    Rick Weber 12 days ago

    AHHHHH YOU PAINTED OVER THE TEETH OF THE SPROCKETS?!? YOU MONSTER!!!!! Also, you didn't paint the lettering on Kwik Kut, and GE... That's my favorite part.. I also noticed a small dent in what appears to be a shroud. The small details at the end are so satisfying. I watch this channel because it makes my OCD feel all warm and fuzzy, but ALMOST perfect is worse than a rusty pile of junk for some reason, when you're a nut job like me.. It's a beautiful tool though, and you did a great job as usual. Don't take it the wrong way, it's all stuff most people wouldn't notice, but for me, I have internal bells and alarms that sound when I notice things like that.. LOL.. I know I'm weird.

  • Rick Weber
    Rick Weber 12 days ago

    Lead paint with dangerous levels of lead is going to be white. If it's in any other color it's gonna be very low amounts as it's mixed in to make that color lighter..

  • Cliff Lewis
    Cliff Lewis 12 days ago

    What is the point in restoring it, If it is such a poorly made machine?

  • Akiara Kalchek
    Akiara Kalchek 15 days ago

    Nice job.. video and tool.. thanks for sharing

  • IDieAlotAlot
    IDieAlotAlot 17 days ago

    The bone suggest it was used by a butcher Perhaps?

  • daniel van der torre
    daniel van der torre 18 days ago

    don't you hate it when the wire gets in everything you your close

  • TBA actualidad y mucho mas


  • notwocdivad
    notwocdivad 20 days ago +4

    aT 26;00 You installed an external spring clip instead of an internal one. All that will be holding it in are the two "ears " of the clip!!

  • John Howerton
    John Howerton 24 days ago

    I love these videos so much. Very relaxing and fun.

  • joanne herring
    joanne herring 24 days ago

    I thoroughly enjoy all of this gentleman's videos. I am not terribly all that mechanically inclined, so I find these projects of his incredibly interesting and I appreciate the skill involved.

  • Matthew Thompson
    Matthew Thompson 24 days ago

    Piece under motor was probably a shim at 1 time.

  • nick beam
    nick beam 25 days ago

    I hope your not to worried about the lead paint if you are then you might not want to fish anytime soon seeing they use lead waits !

  • Robert Byrd
    Robert Byrd 26 days ago

    That machine must have seen a lot of use, the pulley wheels on the motor still look pretty buff. I do agree with you, no one should ever use that thing again. Good video! Oh... I like that shade of blue paint, it's quite fetching :) 19:41 - I did not see that coming. OMG that thing is slow!

  • Biff Tannen
    Biff Tannen 26 days ago

    Did you forget the shim on the flywheel or did I miss something? Great work though!

  • Jack Straw
    Jack Straw 26 days ago

    18:05 hot dj skillzzzz

  • Юрий Колесников

    Провод нельзя было аккуратно зачистить? Халтурщик.

  • Mason Baker
    Mason Baker 28 days ago

    Maybe it was used to cut through bones in meat at one point? that's the only reason I could think of a bone being there.

  • I E
    I E 29 days ago

    Ацкий пепелац!!! 👍

  • Lee Dale
    Lee Dale 29 days ago

    Nice to see the correct use of a wood chisel.👌

  • Blue Guitar
    Blue Guitar Month ago +1

    So much of it was just press fit/friction fit. Laaaaaaaaaaame

  • Lawson Russell
    Lawson Russell Month ago

    Disassembling is easy, but put the pieces back again on their place must be oppresive.

  • Jonathan Stodden
    Jonathan Stodden Month ago

    You don't need an arbor press. You need to learn how to remove and install a bearing.
    I knew a guy who lost an eye time to press a bearing onto a shaft.

    • Jonathan Stodden
      Jonathan Stodden Month ago

      @Michael Glenn it was painful to watch them remove and install the bearing on the big sprocket.
      Then I saw that they wanted an arbor press. I really think they could hurt themselves.
      If you press on a bearing wrong it can explode. A guy I worked with did that and lost his eye

    • Michael Glenn
      Michael Glenn Month ago


  • Fjon
    Fjon Month ago

    Could it be a bone from Jimmy Hoffa? Excellent video. I enjoyed every minute.

  • The Metal Butcher
    The Metal Butcher Month ago

    29:04 Ooof, wayyy to little blade tension. 2nd, the blade should cut on the pull storke in a power hacksaw.

  • Apentogo
    Apentogo Month ago

    did no one notice that..
    a human is far faster/more proficient than this machine?

    • Daniel CH
      Daniel CH Month ago

      You don't need a human at all. A dog could operate this. 29:01

  • Apentogo
    Apentogo Month ago

    hey heres a cool tipp
    use brass brushes, they will cover the steel with a thin protective coat of brass.

  • penny jameson
    penny jameson Month ago

    did anyone catch the blade bend as he finished the final cut. too much pressure on the blade or just a lame operator

  • Even Keel
    Even Keel Month ago

    Caution: Do Not Cut Self

  • carbonitedreamer
    carbonitedreamer Month ago

    take the hack saw off you could turn that into a killler model train

  • 존윅
    존윅 Month ago

    29:02 what?

  • Michael M
    Michael M Month ago

    Nicely done. Your style is perfect for my taste. Descriptive without words. Perfect keep it up m8.

  • John Valdez
    John Valdez Month ago

    Man, this is museum piece. I can't imagine wanting to use this over a band saw, but it does look pretty cool. I really enjoyed the restoration and couldn't help but laugh when I saw the bone. I thought of it as one of those Flintstones devices after that. Cool video.

  • anwar khayal
    anwar khayal Month ago


  • Anaythea
    Anaythea 2 months ago

    Would rather look at it in normal speed.

  • Satria Beotu
    Satria Beotu 2 months ago

    18:04 😂😂😂😁😁

  • Yare Yare
    Yare Yare 2 months ago +1

    i think I and the maker of this machine have very different opinions on what quick means

  • Webchez
    Webchez 2 months ago

    I would not trust your electrical crimp connectors. They never hold. We need some good soldering

  • Mike Hofer
    Mike Hofer 2 months ago

    If it doesn’t fit force it, if it breaks it needed replacing anyway.

  • Basat
    Basat 2 months ago

    Baltalı fantazi 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Айдарчик Кашапов

    Кто знает, че эта за хуйня?

  • Tysons Accosta
    Tysons Accosta 2 months ago +1

    ROLMAO @ 18:07. Always the comedian. Always the comedian.

  • Dave D
    Dave D 2 months ago

    OSHA would have a stroke with this saw.

  • Tim Smith
    Tim Smith 2 months ago

    you need to buy a sand blaster and try using plastic tubs so you do not fuck up the work bench

  • Red Mustang 1976
    Red Mustang 1976 2 months ago

    I like the name Kwik Kut on it. Because in my country Kut means vagina.

  • Ash Tulett
    Ash Tulett 2 months ago

    I can't get over how quiet it is when it's running! Amazing job as always!

  • Will Zapar
    Will Zapar 2 months ago

    Why not restore an old bandsaw. At the cutting rate of this tool, it will be 6 months to cut through a 1/2 inch piece of steel.

    MARCO ANTONIO 2 months ago

    You are an elien at minute 22:00 I saw a 3rd hand

  • Rona Ver
    Rona Ver 2 months ago

    Mis respectos.. Muy interesante .. Tus videos...

  • SekTauBand
    SekTauBand 2 months ago

    off with its head! @ 19:42

  • MaD0MaT
    MaD0MaT 2 months ago

    Kwik kut. Nice pun.

  • David Oberle
    David Oberle 3 months ago

    Do you wear socks while you restore antiques? 16:45... :]

  • josef edgard
    josef edgard 3 months ago +1

    Witam!!Ciekawa i pomyslowa renowacja pily do ciecia metalu!!Duza dokladnosc i cierpliwosc przynosi efekty!!Bedzie sluzyc nalata!!Dobry pokaz filmowy!!

  • kıvanç erakçora
    kıvanç erakçora 3 months ago


  • Aндрей Mарченко

    полный отстой. а за опресовку подшипника молотоком - отдельное "фу"

  • Walter Engler
    Walter Engler 3 months ago

    Bravo. Incredible skill restoring it. Perfect for watching as I lay here sick and just want something relaxing and even informative.

  • kittiekat1236
    kittiekat1236 3 months ago

    It cute the wrong word to describe this machine

  • danz409
    danz409 3 months ago

    did not look like you enjoyed that one.

  • Dillon Britten
    Dillon Britten 3 months ago

    Thank you for posting videos like this. You are keeping the history of tools alive! Well done!! Five stars!

  • Teixeira Da Silva
    Teixeira Da Silva 3 months ago

    😦 A bone!

  • BD5Ron
    BD5Ron 3 months ago +7

    Nice job. I know the gentleman and the company that built those machines. He was 1/2 mile down the road from me. He's 90 plus years old now.

    • enterBJ40
      enterBJ40 9 days ago

      That's cool. I would love to have such machine in my garage.

  • Blair Harris
    Blair Harris 3 months ago

    bone? LMBO!!!

  • keryl cooper
    keryl cooper 3 months ago

    You know I am going to stop reading the negative comments I enjoy watching you! No music no talks me to death and if I don't like it I can always turn it off with out insulting you or anyone else. Try a little positive. Thank you for sharing your work!

  • jair carlos pereira de jesus

    Muito bom Dj😅

  • JoJo Mama
    JoJo Mama 3 months ago

    Got one made by a company called "Millers Falls".I use it so much I don't have time to restore it.But it's a workhorse for sure,oh yeah,it says "patent 1911" on it but I tell you it's a workhorse,as good or better than anything else!

  • Stephen DeLuca
    Stephen DeLuca 3 months ago

    18:05 made me laugh out loud.

  • Sim Son
    Sim Son 3 months ago

    hah shit i wants this machine

  • Vlad Kh
    Vlad Kh 3 months ago +4

    In box safety switch. Disconnects motor when pressed.

  • Seta-San
    Seta-San 3 months ago

    great restoration. I hate it when people change the color

  • Helvetica Scenario
    Helvetica Scenario 3 months ago

    @4:46 Power Hacksaw (Murder Weapon?) [Restoration]

  • Bob Brawley
    Bob Brawley 3 months ago

    One just came in the junk about two months ago near Manassas Va. Everybody admired it but we had to let it go . They weigh a ton and are so obsolete

  • forsea
    forsea 4 months ago

    Props for restoring that ginormous piece of shit. It’s quite a relic.

  • 1bemol 1bemol
    1bemol 1bemol 4 months ago

    thank you mister.

  • True MUNH
    True MUNH 4 months ago

    19:40 lol

  • True MUNH
    True MUNH 4 months ago

    Organic saw

  • vapedaddy customz
    vapedaddy customz 4 months ago

    Nice work!! I think you should make a plate or enscribe some were on the tools you do. Your name and date you rebuilt it!! That would be cool for future people who might refurbish it again maybe in another 20 years

  • BIGBEN 505
    BIGBEN 505 4 months ago

    The Mafia used to own that saw, that’s where the bone came from...BWAHAHAHA!!! Awesome restoration.

  • The Cynic
    The Cynic 4 months ago

    I want that ratchet

  • Mark Wildman
    Mark Wildman 4 months ago

    Love the videos 🤗

  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart 4 months ago

    I like your choice of colors. Now you need the 57 Corvette to match. Also, don't forget to put some oil in those flip caps on the electric motor

  • Joel Fernandes
    Joel Fernandes 4 months ago

    muito bom trabalho esta de parabem