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TAINTOR # 7 SAW SETTING TOOL

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Blog entry by kiefer posted 818 days ago 1853 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Anyone know much about this tool?
A older customer of mine gave it to me today and told me that it was a saw setting tool that his father owned .
I figured that the tool had to be old knowing that Don is in his early eighties .
The tool looks like in fairly good shape but I have no use for it and my wish is to give it to someone that would refurbish it and put it to use .
My GOOGLE search turned up this picture and a bit of info on this Taintor # 7 but that is as far as I got .
Any comments and Ideas as to who should own it in our community are welcome .
I hope this is the proper place to put this .
Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松



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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 818 days ago

Appears to be saw setting tool. I’ve an old timer belonged to my dad but i neglected it. Will be doing electrolisis with it to restore as best I can.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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grandpasworkshop

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#2 posted 818 days ago

My dad had one and it was for setting teeth but how it worked I have no idea but will check on it and see

-- Grandpaj

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 818 days ago

there is a video onyoutube for sharpening teeth on saws bt liegh neilson, pretty good

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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grandpasworkshop

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#4 posted 818 days ago

Here is PDF about it.The darn link icon is not working it says select some text first.Anyway I have a web and PDF about it

-- Grandpaj

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Craftsman on the lake

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#5 posted 818 days ago

Yup, I’ve got one. sets the offset on teeth on a handsaw. One points left, one right, etc. Put it over the tooth and squeeze and it tilts it the right angle according to whatever setting you’ve got on it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Dan Krager

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#6 posted 777 days ago

It also works on circular saw blades and band saw blades if they are wide enough. We’re talking steel blades here, not carbide or flame hardened stuff.
I used to use one regularly in the handsaw sharpening processes and on table saw blades before carbide was affordable. I recently resharpened and reset a 123” 1/2” bandsaw blade. Tedious, but it cut better than new.
Some setters are adjustable, so you should check for the correct setting. Then follow the pattern of the old set unless you are skilled enough to change it. Usually, alternate teeth are bent in opposite directions, but some saws several teeth are bent same direction up to the next group. Setting is usually the last operation in a shapening sequence unless you side dress the teeth lightly to ensure uniformity. Restoring a badly damaged or neglected saw may take several trips through the sharpening setting process.
I still custom sharpen my back saws, and even my Japanese saw (with a special file) even though they say the Ryobis are not resharpenable. They are and they work as good or better than new.
Hope you get lots of use out it!
Dan

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com

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Birks

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#7 posted 714 days ago

Always a day late (or 100) and more than a dollar short. But here is a link anyway, even though the thread is old:)
http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/ftj/spring97/spring97.html

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Grumpymike

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#8 posted 599 days ago

Save the best for last there Birks …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it.

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