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#1 posted 924 days ago

Thanks guys, I’m new to this board so I haven’t figured out all the posting options i.e. replying with quotes so here is a general reply:

There is a lot of good info on sharpening saws, the mentioned Lie Nielson video, Paul Sellers blog http://paulsellers.com/2012/01/minimalist-tools-dovetail-saws/ , Tools for Working Wood’s site http://www.toolsforworkingwood.com//Merchant/merchant.mvc?/Merchant/merchant.mvc , a good video on FWW on sharpening a rip saw http://www.finewoodworking.com/SkillsAndTechniques/SkillsAndTechniquesArticle.aspx?id=24976, to link a few.

The good part is it is not too expensive to set up, less than $300 USD for every thing you need (much less if you make a wooden saw vice instead of buying a metal one), and even if you screw up no harm is done other than the loss of a mm or two of saw plate. Another nice part is feed back is instant….you sharpen then take your sharpened saw to the wood and cut a line, it will either start easily, cut fast and true or not. If it doesn’t cut true, take a hone to the high side. If it is hard to start or cuts slowly look at the rake, if it binds you may need more set, if the kerf is too large and rough less set. Pretty simple and once you get it dialed in it is really sweet.


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