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Forum topic by coopersdad posted 02-09-2018 02:36 AM 439 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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coopersdad

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02-09-2018 02:36 AM

Anyone run into a saw plate that was hardened too much to sharpen? I decided to sharpen a Disston miter box saw, around 1900 or so by the medallion and handle. The new Bahco mill file I use for jointing would skate and hardly cut, and when I looked at the file, I was dulling it badly – visible shiny streaks and I could see tooth damage. A dozen passes on the plate and there’s barely a flat spot. The area about a third of the way back from the toe is hardly touched, and I can feel the difference there in filing, it really skates over it. I tried another file I know cuts well, same thing.

This saw appeared to have been used little if any, with only rust from sitting around.


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#1 posted 02-09-2018 02:42 AM

Try posting to this forum if no answer. This is where the Jedi masters hang out.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/27984

I’ve heard some use a diamond file for a couple of hard teeth. All or most of the teeth is a different story.

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

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#2 posted 02-18-2018 01:23 PM

If it’s a modern saw it can’t be sharpened, steel is too hard and designed to throw away

-- Ben, South Carolina, The creation of sawdust and shavings is my greatest skill in the work shop!

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