Power Hacksaw [Restoration]

  • Опубликовано: 26 ноя 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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Комментарии • 1 906

  • Rocker Pat
    Rocker Pat Год назад +659

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

    • Nicole Catlin
      Nicole Catlin Месяц назад

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

    • grettagrids
      grettagrids 3 месяца назад

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

    • sabu mirza
      sabu mirza 5 месяцев назад

      Restorators never do it

    • SAI ZONE
      SAI ZONE 6 месяцев назад

      Rocker Pat ñjk

    • Landon Harris
      Landon Harris 7 месяцев назад

      My lucky white jacket looks like that too... :D

  • vapedaddy customz
    vapedaddy customz День назад

    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 2 дня назад

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

  • The Cynic
    The Cynic 5 дней назад

    I want that ratchet

  • Mark Wildman
    Mark Wildman 9 дней назад

    Love the videos 🤗

  • Bob Newhart
    Bob Newhart 9 дней назад

    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 10 дней назад

    muito bom trabalho esta de parabem

  • DT58103
    DT58103 12 дней назад

    Liked the aged original patina better.

  • Joshua Powell
    Joshua Powell 12 дней назад

    I'm glad the dog got to help

  • fabian ramirez
    fabian ramirez 12 дней назад

    Hasta la fecha, es mi video favorito de su canal, muy bueno, me encanto, saludos desde mazatlan, mexico.

  • kordi nator
    kordi nator 13 дней назад

    Да кто так делает?
    Было время... вот мы делали...

  • denis franks
    denis franks 16 дней назад

    All assembled without a smear of grease.

  • Такой какой Есть.
    Такой какой Есть. 17 дней назад

    Где ты находишь эту всю хуйню???

  • Salty Steel
    Salty Steel 19 дней назад +1

    This is why the bandsaw was invented. Lol

  • Savva
    Savva 25 дней назад

    почему не поставил полывок и кнопку снизу для автоматического отключения кога перепилит метал?

  • A Purple Sphynx
    A Purple Sphynx 26 дней назад

    *Title Text here*

  • SHuu DEV
    SHuu DEV 26 дней назад

    Why do you not restore the bone ?

  • Steven Kirby
    Steven Kirby 26 дней назад

    I'm no expert when it comes to machine restoration but wouldn't it have made sense to clean the windings and magnets inside the motor after you use the angle grinder/cup brush to clean the crap off the outside. I imagine lots of the debris from that including fine metal particles will have made their way inside the motor through the slots in the housing. Motor still runs though so no harm, no foul I guess.
    Nice job with the restoration!

  • Кошмар Кошмар
    Кошмар Кошмар 27 дней назад


  • Николай Шевченко
    Николай Шевченко 28 дней назад

    Боже мой...Зачем это русскому человеку???

  • Andrew Olynyk
    Andrew Olynyk 29 дней назад

    My mom grew up in morden!

  • Faizy Pasha
    Faizy Pasha Месяц назад

    Bhot shaandarr Maza agayaa

  • jose cancello
    jose cancello Месяц назад

    Nice jacket dude! Vintage?

  • luis ramos
    luis ramos Месяц назад

    i think i used one of these in shop class back in the early 80s

  • fkthewhat
    fkthewhat Месяц назад

    I can't hate this tool when youve painted it in that awesome colour

  • Joshua Hambek
    Joshua Hambek Месяц назад

    It was used for cutting meat not metal .

  • momo
    momo Месяц назад

    I was surprised that there were so many minus bolts unlike in Japan.

  • FerretPirate
    FerretPirate Месяц назад

    ru-clip.com/video/v7429awotf8/видео.html?t=819 What are you soaking them in?

  • Thomas Grant
    Thomas Grant Месяц назад

    For sale cheep

  • Spanner Monkey
    Spanner Monkey Месяц назад

    Incredible work. 23:37 what does that pin do and did you get it to line up?

    • FerretPirate
      FerretPirate Месяц назад

      The comments seem to think that it used to go through the hole and hit the power switch when the saw reached the end of the cut.

  • Pascal Högström
    Pascal Högström Месяц назад

    You are the definition of amazing. Love your work.

  • adamgh0
    adamgh0 Месяц назад

    So what if the paint has lead in it? Light from the Sun gives you cancer. Just put a mask on, Radar.

  • Rami Haddad
    Rami Haddad Месяц назад

    You need to use WD40

  • wade wilson
    wade wilson Месяц назад

    Nice socks.

  • Iam noone
    Iam noone Месяц назад

    That hole was for stop switch

  • Stan Ervin
    Stan Ervin Месяц назад

    18:17 side job weekends down at the club 🎧🎵🎶😎

  • Stefan Fredin
    Stefan Fredin Месяц назад

    23:05 Didn't you forget the doohickey making extra sure that the wheel spin along with the engine?

  • Stefan Fredin
    Stefan Fredin Месяц назад

    16:48 Seriously, no shoes in the workshop?

  • outlaw0987654321
    outlaw0987654321 Месяц назад

    stuff like this makes you realize how far and fast technology advances. Back in the day people used this thing and chances are, only and handful could afford it. NOW we have them way more affordable, portable, stronger and faster. Make me kinda sad i won't get to see what things will be like in another 200 yearsxD

  • Unknown Joestar
    Unknown Joestar Месяц назад

    Lol the " *TITLE TEXT HERE* "

  • Sidney Beach
    Sidney Beach Месяц назад

    Lol the turn table made my first smile today, thanks bro

  • - 2000 -
    - 2000 - Месяц назад

    I fucking laughed when you chopped the cable with a hatchet

  • Leo Lopez
    Leo Lopez Месяц назад

    Very nice 👍🏻

  • Naím Rack
    Naím Rack Месяц назад

    El interruptor que lo apaga después que termina el corte ¿no funciona?

  • Steve Lancaster
    Steve Lancaster Месяц назад

    That was really cool. Thanks for the video. Looks like you do awesome work!

  • Luis Abreu
    Luis Abreu Месяц назад

    heat the pieces and use lubricating liquid tells you something ??

    • Luis Abreu
      Luis Abreu Месяц назад

      the bone was to tighten more the traction belt

  • ted a
    ted a Месяц назад

    beauty...thanks for sharing.

  • Gabriel Moenik
    Gabriel Moenik Месяц назад

    Bem meia boca esse serviço aí. Tamo assistindo aqui.

  • Nicole Catlin
    Nicole Catlin Месяц назад

    Beautiful job

  • Nicole Catlin
    Nicole Catlin Месяц назад +1

    A bone? What? Please tell me that thing wasn't used to hack up a person!!!😱😰😆

  • friartuck103
    friartuck103 Месяц назад

    Have any of his projects actually had really bad lead paint in it? I saw one that had very little lead.

  • Rafenwulf
    Rafenwulf Месяц назад

    One thing's for sure, this machine would not have been sold as Kwik Kut in the Netherlands ;) Great restoration though, never seen a saw like this, looks great and runs beautifully smooth!

  • George M
    George M Месяц назад

    you did a great job on this resto.. thanks for sharing.

  • Shane Fitzpatrick
    Shane Fitzpatrick Месяц назад

    What you did was awrsome, but what a ridiculous tool.

  • BIlly The Kid
    BIlly The Kid Месяц назад

    Nice work! Great video!

  • legend stock
    legend stock 2 месяца назад

    전 한국 사람 입니다 당신의 영상을
    본 후 더 열심히 살아야 겠다는 다짐을 합니다
    좋은 영상 입니다.

  • Donny Beeson
    Donny Beeson 2 месяца назад

    Why do u hate this tool?

  • Pablo Anderson Rios B
    Pablo Anderson Rios B 2 месяца назад

    I miss the bone

  • Колька Петров
    Колька Петров 2 месяца назад

    29:03 WTF!?

  • CattleRustler
    CattleRustler 2 месяца назад


    PVBJR 2 месяца назад

    How do you know all this stuff? I'm amazed at your skill. Well done.

  • Luiz Santos
    Luiz Santos 2 месяца назад

    3:17 end switch micro switch box, to turn the equipment off when finished sawing.

  • Thomas Birk
    Thomas Birk 2 месяца назад

    I have one at my school that we still use

  • Osmir Couto
    Osmir Couto 2 месяца назад

    Great job.Greetings from Brasil.

  • Dave Pierce
    Dave Pierce 2 месяца назад

    The perfect hacksaw, whoever designed it must have also designed the game mousetrap ... in any case, nice work.

  • Dave Kimbler
    Dave Kimbler 2 месяца назад

    Nice job ! It looks a lot better than mine ! I might have to restore my saw but I’m sure I’d pick different colors! My shim is adjustable 2 plates with bolts to spread and tighten the belt .

  • Tony Neises
    Tony Neises 2 месяца назад

    Nice work!!! The pin that goes through the hole into the electric box, is to actuate the cut off switch, to turn the saw off automatically when it finished cutting through.

  • Keyser Soze
    Keyser Soze 2 месяца назад


  • 양대건
    양대건 2 месяца назад

    와 이번거 정말 대박 awesome!

  • Yury Belov
    Yury Belov 2 месяца назад

    Больше косметика чем реставрация

  • joaovitor santos
    joaovitor santos 2 месяца назад

    Why you check the levels of lead in the Paint?

    CHAB HASNI 2 месяца назад

    Hhhhh good

  • Mike VanIn
    Mike VanIn 2 месяца назад

    Is it worth restoring a such a badly-designed tool though? This thing ruins blades by not lifting on the return stroke and without stroke adjustment you'll usually throw away a large portion of unused teeth.

    • Hand Tool Rescue
      Hand Tool Rescue  2 месяца назад +2

      Exactly why I didn't restore this thing with care. I don't want it used again.

  • Doctor Plaga
    Doctor Plaga 2 месяца назад

    Omg this machine that live :0 ^_^ 👍

  • Philbert Desanex
    Philbert Desanex 2 месяца назад

    re-watched,,,thank god that you do'nt talk. you attack & hack. cave-man re-store.

  • Scott AKA Gypo
    Scott AKA Gypo 2 месяца назад

    Very good! restore a bearing press now lol very good work I enjoy all your videos

  • Name Last Name
    Name Last Name 2 месяца назад

    soo, what to do if it had been lead paint?

  • Nathan Reich
    Nathan Reich 2 месяца назад

    18:02 lol

  • Rivertech Rivertech
    Rivertech Rivertech 2 месяца назад

    Incroyable a quel point c'est désuet. Lent, pas pratique et certainement très cher.

  • gorch foth
    gorch foth 2 месяца назад

    kwik kut is fast vagina in dutch :P

  • znatim
    znatim 2 месяца назад

    Why you dont like it, it's aWsome

  • Steve Hayes
    Steve Hayes 2 месяца назад

    The dog running the saw at the end... bravo :) . Nice video. Especially grateful for the lack of music.

  • Pascal Baens
    Pascal Baens 2 месяца назад

    Nice job.
    1 advice. When you put a ball bearing on a shaft, use a washer or a short piece of tube on the INNER ring of the ball bearing. You damaged it while hammering it on the shaft. It seams to still operate, but the balls or casing is now damaged... That's a bit of a shame to this nice restoration...

  • John McClain
    John McClain 2 месяца назад

    I know this was awhile ago, but you reattached the link from the chain cog to the saw upside down.

    WUIWUI 2 месяца назад

    Do not cut self

  • Leshrac92
    Leshrac92 2 месяца назад

    I think you need an harbor press !!! :p ... but I'm not sure

  • Kyle Snedeker
    Kyle Snedeker 2 месяца назад

    I’ll have the machine! lol

  • Paula Weidemann
    Paula Weidemann 2 месяца назад

    You must not be married or your wife would have thrown that ratty jacket out behind your back a long time ago!!! 😆😂👍

    • Paula Weidemann
      Paula Weidemann 2 месяца назад

      Great job on the saw by the way 👍

  • Tcmtech
    Tcmtech 2 месяца назад

    I rescued a way older Keller version of one of those from the scrap yard about 15 years ago. Massively overbuilt by today's standards but still works great despite likely being ~ 100 years old.

  • Fumio Nishihara
    Fumio Nishihara 2 месяца назад


  • Fumio Nishihara
    Fumio Nishihara 2 месяца назад


  • Pujiyono Wahyuhadi
    Pujiyono Wahyuhadi 2 месяца назад

    29:02 is that your dog..???

  • Dan O'Brien
    Dan O'Brien 2 месяца назад

    I doubt you spent 5 1/2 months wire wheeling....

  • jeek
    jeek 2 месяца назад

    Restoration but never do anything with it ever

  • Paul Vinco
    Paul Vinco 2 месяца назад

    No Title needed. I hate this tool.

  • Christian Halteck
    Christian Halteck 2 месяца назад

    Good job.

  • shamrock1961
    shamrock1961 2 месяца назад

    Nice job restoring it to working order. I am sure it was considered to be "ahead of its time" when the sold them. I think. 👍😎😃☕🏆

  • M H
    M H 2 месяца назад

    Opa Geertz

  • Matt East
    Matt East 2 месяца назад

    Note to self, I need a palm ratchet!

  • stfuna4b
    stfuna4b 2 месяца назад

    Little trick every cyclist knows: when oiling the chain, oil it on the inside