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My First Hand Saw Overhaul #3: Picking my Teeth (or Selecting a Tooth Geometry) and File Types

02-14-2016 05:13 AM by DylanC | 2 comments »

I thought I might share how I decided on the tooth geometry and file type for this overhaul. One of the reasons I’m getting into hand tools is because of Paul Sellers and his videos. In one of those videos (see it here), Paul recommends that beginners with only a single saw choose a 12 or 14-inch saw set up with a rip-type tooth shape, a progressive rake angle starting at 15 degrees and progressing to 0 degrees, and roughly 11-12 ppi. Shannon Rogers (The Renaissance Woodworker) takes a bit different approach in his video here. He proposes that a carcass saw filed with a crosscut tooth geometry is the best option for your first, and maybe only, handsaw. If you watch both of ...

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