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Adventures in saw re-toothing

48 days ago by fumehappy | 4 comments »

We all have that one project we’re loath to start (in some cases it may be more like 100 projects), due to the degree of perceived difficulty inherent to the restore. In my recent case it was a small Disston Saw. Not sure of the model, but I picked it up at a flea market for 15 bucks a few years ago… it was straight but snagle toothed and filed 7-8 point cross-cut. Far too coarse for steel that thin. I had thought to make it a 11 or 12 ppi rip saw for large pine dovetails. Having finally acquired some decent lumber to build my wall mount tool chest doors, It was time to try and rehab my poor ol’ Disston back-saw. First I filed all the teeth off to make a flat...

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