|Forum topic by Oldtool||posted 04-12-2013 02:31 PM||808 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-12-2013 02:31 PM
To the hand saw users out in there Lumberjocks land, I have a question regarding my intended sharpening of three hand saws I own:
In total, I have 6 hand saws, two of which are 26” panel saws & one a relatively new PAX Dovetail saw – Rip Cut, none of which are under consideration here in this survey / question. What I am about to sharpen soon, now that I received my Lie Nielsen package of saw files, are the following three saws:
16” blade length (handle dimension not included) Disston back saw, currently filed 12 PPI Cross cut, 3 3/4” cut depth
My question is:
What method of filing (Crosss cut versus Rip) would you find most useful if you were to apply it to these three saws, assuming the intent is to use them as much as possible for furniture work; tenon, dovetail, and other hand saw use? I don’t plan to change the PPI, because I’ve found these do a better and faster job than the 22 PPI PAX, even in their current state of dullness.
Thanks in advance for the advice, I’m looking to make any changes to these saws once – for all future use.
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