|Forum topic by pdbernardo||posted 12-19-2012 01:38 AM||625 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
12-19-2012 01:38 AM
Ok. I admit it. I’m a newb. I’ve been reading up on hand tools. I’m starting to get my bearings. I haven’t produced anything ‘project’ worthy yet, but I’m getting better. Here’s the thing:
I recently picked up a nice score from Craig’s List. A dude sold me a 10” Stanley brace, a Stanley #5 plane, and a no-name (nothing legible) saw for $20. Plus, he threw in a couple of clamps and some other misc. stuff. Total haul. But…
I don’t know what type of saw it is. The books I have all show exaggerated views of rip vs. crosscut saws, and this one kind of looks like both. (The ppi is easy, even I can do that.) So… what am I looking for? The saw is either a rip saw with a lot of set or a crosscut with minimal fleam and set. I’m not sure how to tell. It may be a crap saw and not worth the effort, but still. What am I looking for?
-- --- Patrick.