|Forum topic by harum||posted 02-07-2016 05:02 AM||744 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-07-2016 05:02 AM
I am looking for an advice on how to get this dovetail saw working: Two Cherries/ Robert Larson, 10”, push stroke. It cost me $15 and wasn’t cutting well out of the box. I jointed it slightly, then sharpened with a XX slim taper file: please see the blade after sharpening on the photo with an inset at 2x zoom, the heel is on the right:
With sharp teeth, it cuts pretty well now, except that starting a cut is really hard because on the push stroke the teeth bite into the surface of the wood and don’t move, unless quite a force is applied, at which point I start loosing the control of the angles and the direction. Would resetting the saw help me with starting the kerf? Or should I sharpen the saw more?
Another thing: even though the brass back is straight, the blade is slightly curved along the length—how to fix this?
Would greatly appreciate any suggestion or reference. Thanks and best wishes, h.
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