|Forum topic by 12strings||posted 418 days ago||1308 views||1 time favorited||16 replies|
418 days ago
I just wanted to encourage any you who feel you will never be able to sharpen saws, Just get a cheap saw (non-hardened teeth) and go for it.
I’ve sharpened up my $7 stanley mitre-box Back-saw, a $1 backsaw from a yard-sale, touched up my Crown Gent’s saw, and most recently cleaned up and sharpened a super-dull old Diston Panel saw (my first attempt at Cross-cut sharpening).
So with a few re-do’s I’ve probalby done about 7-8 total sharpening sessions in my life…It takes less than 30 minutes total per saw.
Here’s my take:
1. What you definitely need:
2. What you DON’T need right away, if you are just trying it out:
Of course, this won’t make you a professional saw sharpener, but It will get you started, and give you confidence to touch up your saws, just make sure you start with cheap saws, and progress to better saws when you gain confidence. I used to think hand sharpening a saw was crazy, but once I tried it, I realized it goes pretty quick.
-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!