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Folded Saw uses jig saw blade, a pop rivet with washers and a strip of nylon or other tough plastic.
 
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Step 1: Cut the handle. Saw a slot for the blade (note: slot does not go through the back of the handle).


Step 2:

Indent in handle serves to pull saw blade out and to prevent hand from slliding when you are sawing.
Mihsin1 year ago
I liked the supporting shoulder. I liked the entire idea.
Thanks Matin (Morning fr).
CanDo8 years ago
ATTN:

SAME EXACT PICS USED AT: http://primitiveways.com/tools.html

I don't know this site's policies, but unless this is the same author, isn't that somewhat illegal??
THEMONEY CanDo2 years ago
Even if he was not the same person, so? Why look for things to complain about? A positive expectation will likely make you happier in life. It will certainly make others happier.
Matin (author)  CanDo7 years ago
That's me; the same person.
If you go here you'll see Matin stating that he built it.So I think he may do it.
http://www.instructables.com/id/EQ3VR18N6LEWH1IVI9/
it's alright again bad write up 3 stars
DBMods4 years ago
nice design but pretty bad write up i gave you 4 stars
Fallken6 years ago
Try using an old toothbrush handle. It should make a good saw handle.
Also a great way to reuse an otherwise unrecyclable item.
Jodex5 years ago
Very good and very simple. Maybe too simple, but it's good to have one of those too : D I am going to make one of these
X_D_3_M_17 years ago
so awesome. i found this blade in a park
Don B8 years ago
Neat project. I think I'll make one of these to contain a metal-cutting jigsaw blade or a piece of a hacksaw blade. I occasionally need a small saw for metal pieces and this would fit the bill. How did you cut the slot? The next step might be to to put a sleeve on the handle to hold the blade in place when it's closed for safety. The sleeve could also be used to help keep the blade extended and straight when in use. Perhaps made of velcro or plastic?
Matin (author)  Don B8 years ago
Turns out that the friction is great enough to hold it closed. The slot was with a saw that was slightly thicker than the blade.
Matin (author)  Don B8 years ago
How about a multi blade tool? I cut the slot with a slightly larger saw blade than the jig saw balde. When the saw is in use I have not found it to want to fold up at all.
ironsmiter8 years ago
If you have a dremmel tool, or such, you can replace the "ergonomic" plastic handle with a utilitarian piece of galvanized pipe. cut a slit for the blade to pass through, with a cutoff disc, and rivit as normal. you could even crush the end of the tube in a vice(or use a rock for that matter) to get a better , tighter rivit joint. Finish off with an oring of the right size, slipped over the far end, to keep the blade from coming out before it's time.
Ingerson8 years ago
you know what? I just bought a pop rivet gizmo on ebay especially so I can make this! Just need to find a good piece of plastic for it now.
Matin (author)  Ingerson8 years ago
If you can't fine any nylon, you might try polypropline, delron, baklight, or polyethine. I bought what I used at Allan Steel in Redwood City for cheep but I bet if you keep your eyes open you'll find a scrap peice for nothing some where.
radiorental8 years ago
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ronin.ca8 years ago
Matin (author)  ronin.ca8 years ago
Indeed, One you can carry in your pocket is very handy. I also like that if I loose it I can quickly make another
Leon Close8 years ago
Very nice design, but what do you use it for?
Matin (author)  Leon Close8 years ago
A pocket knife is handy but offen a saw is needed. Gathering some bamboo or willow branchs for a project, On a walk and want to make a walking stick - no porblem. As mentioned below by Don B you can easly make it with a section of a hack saw blade and use it for all uses that a hack saw might come in handy for. Since it is extreamly light and compact it can be part of a standard carry everywhere tool kit. It has become one of my favorit tools
Sawing things?? :) Seems handy for when camping or out trekking or even just to live in the car for "just in case". Like it a lot.
keng8 years ago
Ok...yeah....that's freakin awesome! I gotta do this.