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Tragedy strikes the Wranglerstar homestead. The good saw Meghan is no more. Subscribe! – LIKE us on FACEBOOK! FOLLOW us on TWITTER!


mini696 says:

Slightly over dramatic.

Tucker Carrier says:

Use cr13 steel and forge weld it on, re temper saw

MrRTWestra says:

How can breaking 1 tooth make the saw unusable? 

acklan3 says:

Cody could you build up and reshape the raker with a TIG welder?

Liam Cobb says:

I love how u call your self a home steder and try to save money but you
have a 1000$ Mack pro in the back round

Jeff Conti says:

Perhaps braze the tooth back on?

Casey Jacobson says:

You guys are missing the point about it being ruined. These kinds of tools
are practically living history to Cody. They are truly his treasures
because they are his physical connection to a era of honest men and hard

Is the saw useable? Of course it is, we know that. But I think Cody is
feeling like he failed and has “let the saw down” or somehow failed to
properly preserve the bit of history he has been trusted with.

David Goodridge says:

I’m sorry to hear this, I clicked on the thumbs up. But I didn’t like what
happened to you. Nothing last forever, but our God.

drielok says:

Sorry but I have to unsubscribe after this video. I’m tired of the drama. 

Rickugg says:

I don’t see how 1 tooth can stop the saw from cutting. I’m sure the right
man can fix the saw.

pr4runner says:

Tig weld it. Build it up w/ the right rod / metal type and carry on.

628DirtRooster says:

Can you weld some new metal on that break?

Russel Brown says:

Cody can’t you buikd the tooth back up by welding on the end of tooth

n premoe says:

Id weld one in and get it working as best as possible. 

Audra Flores says:

Ok, this my be a stupid question… but as I always say, the only stupid
question is the one never asked. How is it that one tooth or one raker
broken can ruin the whole saw? Can it not be fixed somehow? Maybe some kind
of black smithing and refiling? Or welding? But then again I understand
that it’s an old tool perhaps letting it rest is best for sentimental
reasons. If it can be “fixed” and you decided to do so, will you video it?
I would like to see it done. 

wildcat19671 says:

I wonder if annealing the rakers would prevent this.


Well,… she’ll still make for a nice wall hanger…. R.I.P. Meagan.

Alabama Bushcraft says:

Hey Cody she ain’t dead if you know a welder or are a welder the right rod
could be bought to build that tooth back up and then file it down and it
will be good as new my friend. People do this in shear blades when they are
new to put a really durable edge on the shear blades. Don’t get it to hot
and keep a bucket of ice water with you and a rag and put a layer on then
cool it down then grind the weld so you are sure it only has metal left on
the weld and do another layer then a cool down. Keep doing that method
until you get it way taller than you actually need it and then grind the
shape in close then file work the fine detail back in. Hope that helps

Gary Malise says:

Sorry to hear that Meghan lost a there any way to repair it? My
heart is also sad for you. I sometimes feel that you are a close friend and
we never met. I would buy you another in a heart beat just to soften the
blow. As one window shuts look for another one to open. You are a good man
and good things will alway find a way to reward you ten fold
Respectfully yours
Gary M.

Neo Prepper says:

now you can use her as stock for knife making

Matthew Thomas says:

Anything can be fixed. It just takes the will to do it, and some knowledge.
I would say, take this setback and turn it around, find a way to fix the
raker or find someone who can fix it, and get that tool functional.
I’ve seen documentaries of people fixing junked Sherman tanks. Somebody
knows how to fix that saw.

Wouldn’t THAT make a great video.

Bradford Taylor says:

Does Filson make a black armband?

Jake Jones says:

Sorry for your loss! Hope you can bounce back! 

Rodrigo Marques says:

Whas this video serious?

Earl Rumble says:

Would it be possible to make two shorter saws out of Meghan?

John Ketchersid says:

Although the process will take me a few weeks, even with the help of folks
and resources at Georgia Tech research institute as well as a meaningful
number of called in favors I can with confidence state that a gas
deposition method using a mix derived from a spectroscopic analysis of the
rakers on either side of the broken one sampled at 10 locations each
1/128th in increments will restore the material. Next would be microscopic
granularity analysis, Rockwell and flexural analysis to tell us how the new
material will be treated to result in like characteristics of the other two
rakers. If you have the chips that will greatly simplify the process. God
gave me a big sweaty bunch of brains for a reason. I feel this is one of
them. If you would like her resurrected let me know. Check my LinkedIn for
fat sweaty brain confirmation.

Hoots McNabb says:

endeavor to persevere!!!!!

Alfonso Casillas says:

Nothing last forever

Joey Ogden says:

If you don’t think it can be repaired and don’t want to use it with the
broken raker, why not use it specifically for sharpening practise?
Presumably if the steel is brittle, it’ll be more dificult to work than
good steel, which means that when you sharpen the new saw it’ll seem easy
in comparison. Even if the saw only gets used for learning, it’s better
than retiring a good tool altogether.

Chuck Stevens says:

build that tooth back up fix it

pyro8818ak47 says:

Hold a piece of brass on the back side and build it back up with HARD
welding wire and file it back into shape

Mark Thomas Hobbies says:

sorry that happend. but i will voice my lack of knowledge when it comes to
these saws.. it still has a half a racker. it should still clear the path..
is it a center racker? if not then a shorter stroke would still make her
usable. again sorry.


Jennifer Springhorn says:

Not knowing much about sharpening saws, I was wondering how do you gauge
the tops of the teeth along it’s length. If one tooth is slightly longer
then I think it would be more prone to stress at that point.

liveinmyamerica says:

A friend of mine builds brake lines and power steering hoses that
withstands hundreds of lbs of pressure and have to be tested and approved
before put into service. A lot of the welds are done with silver solder, I
don’t know it you found the broken piece but it is amazing stuff. At least
you could paint a picture of Mt Fuji on it and put it on your office wall. 

Felix Elizondo says:

At least you use it

very handy of course says:

geez drop the gloom , take it and the tooth to someone with TIG welder / or
braze it and then send it to someone who can spot temper or have the teeth
edges tempered like a they do a samurai sword with that clay or mud on the
saw — look it up here on YT — my god this so fixable

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