Between Christmas and the new year, my son, my two grandsons and I made a visit to Andrew Mawson, this was the third annual visit for my son and I. It's fun to visit other madmodders, put a face to a name and see some of the things that have been the subject of forum threads! All three generations enjoyed themselves and I was followed home by the thirty five year old Warco mechanical hacksaw Andrew had offered it to me last year, but I was on my motorbike, so getting it back across the channel would have been a little tricky!. The aforementioned saw had spent the last seven years outside. I finally was able to get it out of the van and into my workshop. The light failed me so I wasn't able to get many photos. Nothing was seized, and the drive belt wasn't even cracked, amazing! It looks as though the original threads on this thirty five year old Taiwanese knock off are Unified, Andrew said that he had bought it from a blacksmith when it was about ten years old, so that might have been when it picked up the Whitworth replacements for the UNC bolts! I'm not going to restore it, just make it work. I found a switch for $6 from Hongkong and ten replacement blades on eBay for 25€, so far, I can't see anything else apart from the plug and the oil to replace!
I see that the pics are too big, I'll get it right on the next ones!