Vintage Tool Restoration continues…

Vintage Tool Restoration - Millers Falls Power Hacksaw
Vintage Tool Restoration – Millers Falls Power Hacksaw

In part two of this vintage tool restoration, we paint this old Millers Falls Power Hacksaw.

Vintage Tool Restoration: paint and more

We purchased the paint for this project at Sherwin Williams. The paint is pricey, but the quality is outstanding and worth the expense. The oil-based paint goes on smooth and self-levels while stands up to the abuse seen in a metal shop. The color is custom mixed based on codes that float around the internet. This hue is modeled on old South Bend Lathe colors, but looks good on any old piece of gear. I purchased a gallon for the lathe rebuild we will be doing in the near future, and had plenty for this project as well.

Part 2 of the power hacksaw restoration…

If you missed part one of the restoration, check out the video at the link below….

https://motopreserve.com/2019/01/14/vintage-tool-restoration-follow-along/

You can also check out more info on the Millers Falls Tool company HERE:

Vintage Tool Restoration – follow along!

Vintage Tool: The Millers Falls Power Hacksaw when it first arrived...
Vintage Tool: The Millers Falls Power Hacksaw when it first arrived…

We love a great vintage tool. We appreciate the way they were built, the history they contain, and the capabilities they often add to the shop. After years of procrastinating, it’s finally time for this Vintage Power Hacksaw Restoration. We picked up this machine years ago at an auction, when MotoPreserve was in Vermont. It was our very first machine shop auction, and we bid very little for it. It looked as if it had history, and would make a good addition to the shop. Luckily, there were no competitive bids, so we walked away with it for a song…

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Garage sales cheap tools…

Couldn't help but look inside...

Couldn’t help but look inside…

One thing that all shade-tree mechanics have in common is a lust for tools.  How many times do we tell ourselves that “if we just had ‘so and so,’ this whole job would be sooooo much easier…”  Since most of us don’t have a ton to spend on extra tools, we find ourselves getting the job done with what we have.  But what if there was a wealth of quality cheap tools available, at far below the market value?  Would you go for it?  Well, I would, and I do!  Read More …