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pdbernardo

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570 days ago

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.


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paratrooper34

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#1 posted 570 days ago

pbernardo, cut some wood with it and see how it does. If it makes a decent crosscut with minimal to no tear out, it is crosscut. If it has a good deal of tear out, it is a rip cut.

Nice haul by the way. Good Luck

-- Mike

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Grandpa

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#2 posted 570 days ago

If it is worth shaprening at some time, then you can have the teeth ground off and the saw can be retoothed to whatever your want. If it isn’t worth sharpening then use it up and toss it or make something else out of it.

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