Hand Saw From Reciprocating Saw Blade

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Make a handheld saw.
It can be used for light sawing, cutting packing tape on boxes or opening envelopes.

Step 1: Create Handle

Parts:
- duct tape
- reciprocating saw blade

Create a handle using the duct tape. Wrap it around the reciprocating saw blade.

Cover about half the blade and be sure to wrap it around several times. This will create a cushion against the teeth of the saw blade when it is gripped.

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    BeachsideHank

    2 years ago

    Is your next spoof going to be how to make tape for a saw blade handle? ☺

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    matt392BeachsideHank

    Reply 2 years ago

    No, tape is readily available at Home Depot, so that won't be necessary. ☺

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    joekurmmatt392

    Reply 2 years ago

    Saws are readily available at Home Depot, so this DIY is irrelevant.

    But seriously, if you are in a bind, this works!

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    BeachsideHankjoekurm

    Reply 2 years ago

    I did use a variation on this trick though; separating a pair of kitchen wall cabinets from the frame anchor screw that was buried beyond retrieval and was holding them fast. Only difference was I used a pair of locking Vise Grips as the handle, it was indeed a lifesaver that day.

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    matt392BeachsideHank

    Reply 2 years ago

    Great idea Hank! Sometimes one has to improvise to get the job done.

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    matt392joekurm

    Reply 2 years ago

    It works quite well - I used it recently to unbox a few dozen computers at work.

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    matt392cstrong278

    Reply 2 years ago

    Some of the best Instructables are the simplest ones. ☺