Just about everyone who has ever used a hand saw has bent or kinked a saw in use at some point. Sometimes the bend springs back, and sometimes it doesn’t. However, bending a saw doesn’t necessarily relegate it to becoming scraper stock or wall art. In many, if not most cases, the saw can probably be straightened out again. In today’s video, I demonstrate the process that I have used for evaluating, straightening and tensioning a bent hand saw. I probably straightened hundreds of saws using this process when I operated my saw sharpening business. It will take some practice to learn to do it, but you can learn if you are willing to try.