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Forum topic by GravelRoad posted 06-23-2017 02:15 PM 605 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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GravelRoad

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06-23-2017 02:15 PM

Anyone located in Wichita, KS who can do hand saw setups? I have a couple Pax saws that I think need to have the set adjusted. Thx


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TheFridge

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#1 posted 06-23-2017 02:19 PM

What are the issues?

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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GravelRoad

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#2 posted 06-23-2017 02:59 PM

The saw is binding. I tried some paste wax on the blade, but it didn’t help much.

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#3 posted 06-23-2017 05:20 PM

A hand saw binds when the set of the teeth is uneven, or not set enough or set too much. A bent plate can also cause binding. I don’t believe most commercial sharpening services will do hand saws (too labor intensive and not profitable). This link may help. http://brfinewoodworking.com/hand-saw-sharpening/

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GravelRoad

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#4 posted 06-23-2017 05:48 PM

Thanks for the reference

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#5 posted 06-23-2017 06:05 PM

commercial saw services will sharpen handsaw. Handsaw are machine sharpened and set just like circular saw blades just different machines Do a search I would guess there are several in Wichita.

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#6 posted 06-23-2017 08:07 PM

You could probably find someone on here willing to do it for you if you can’t find something local.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#7 posted 06-28-2017 02:12 PM

If this is like the PAX that I bought, it needs to be sharpened. Mine looked like the teeth were punched out, set and never sharpened. I sharpened mine and it cuts fine.

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GravelRoad

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#8 posted 06-28-2017 10:40 PM

I removed the protective coating from the blade using acetone. This helped the binding a little. I also purchased a saw set, so I will attempt to adjust. Have to learn sometime – might as well give it a go!

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#9 posted 06-28-2017 10:47 PM

A crosscut or a rip saw? Could we see some up close pics of the teeth?

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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GravelRoad

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#10 posted 07-02-2017 10:06 PM

I have now cleared the protective coating, sharpened the saw, reset, and waxed the blade. It’s working perfect. I just wasn’t expecting all that work on these new Pax hand saws. Guess I was just spoiled with the out-of-the-box quality, fit, and finish of my Bad Axe saws! Thanks everyone for the comments/ideas.

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