I've had to do a lot of hand hacksawing in stainless steel lately. The
frame I have is a Sandvik (Model 225, and although it is OK, the hard
aluminum handle isn't very comfortable, and the tensioning system uses a
screw with a knob, which is slow and a little hard to really crank tight.
Features I do like: a little "horn" in front that helps grip/guide it
with your other hand, the top tube is rectangular and will hold quite a
few blades, and it has pins at a 55 degree angle to hold a blade for
I've seen some newer designs that have: A) cushioned grips that look a
lot more comfortable, and B) lever arrangments for tensioning that look
like they would be a lot quicker for swapping blades. I haven't done a
lot of digging to see what other features they might or might not have.
So, does anyone have a real favorite hacksaw frame they could recommend
with all/most of the desireable features mentioned above? I pretty much
only use 12" blades, and don't want an adjustable frame.
14 years ago