Ever find yourself in a situation where you wish you had a hacksaw on hand?

Instead of lugging around a traditional hacksaw, YouTuber Cemal Açar shows how you can create your own portable version that fits neatly inside of a pen-like case:

saw pen

Taking a saw blade from an electric hacksaw, Cemal first sharpens the blade before wrapping it in two individual sheets of plastic to measure its dimensions. These pieces of plastic will serve as the housing for some resin casts which will hold the blade in place.

saw pen
saw pen

He then creates his own resin mixture and pours it into the plastic. Using a couple of wooden slabs and some pliers, he dips the hacksaw blade into one of the resin casts and leaves it suspended so the resin can harden around it.

saw pen

15 hours later, the resin has stiffened and is ready for carving. Cemal cuts some small indents onto the blade.

saw pen
saw pen

The blade cover, on the other hand, needs some more work. He first cuts into the resin using a small blade before drilling a hole large enough for the pen saw to fit in.

saw pen
saw pen
saw pen

He files and sands down the outer sides of both halves before drilling a small hole for a pen hook to fit through. Cemal finishes the pen hacksaw by gluing the pen hook onto the saw and laying on some varnish to make the whole thing shine.

saw pen
saw pen

You would expect the hacksaw pen to cut through wood pretty easily, but what you’d be surprised to know is it can also cut through a 1.5mm steel pipe.

saw pen

Cemal Açar makes tons more DIY videos, all of which you can find on his YouTube channel.

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Carlos wrestles gators, and by gators, we mean words. He also loves good design, good books, and good coffee.