Bow saw and frame saw choices

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Forum topic by DragonLady posted 03-14-2010 03:41 AM 1498 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-14-2010 03:41 AM

I am going to need a hand saw for resawing the scrap wood I get from work. A bandsaw is NOT an option right now.

I know there are places that sell traditional bow saws, and I’ve read how to make my own frame saw, but I don’t have the skills for that yet.

My question:
Can I buy a ripping blade and put it on one of the metal bow saws?

Just replace the blade with an appropriate rip filed blade?

Do you think that would work?

Or does anyone want to make me a nice little frame saw? :)

-- A woman's work is never done-but power tools help!

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 01:16 AM

The problem with this as a rip as I see it is that the blade swivels a lot. You may not have enough control to get straight cuts. You might be better off with one of the japanese pull saws. They are not all expensive. A company name of Vaughn, sells a few that work well and don’t cost a ton. I think HD carries some as well as the regular lumber yards with good tool selections. I am a power tool nut, but I do have 4 of this type of saw for special uses including flush cuts etc…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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