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Forum topic by natenaaron posted 354 days ago 638 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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natenaaron

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354 days ago

Someone asked me today what kind of hand saw a person would use to rip cut a long board. I did not know. I saw a guy on a youtube video use a japanese saw.

Can someone tell me what western saw could be used and maybe a picture.

This is just one of those things that is bugging the heck out of me.


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#1 posted 354 days ago

If it’s a 3/4” board I usually just use my Disston D-8 provided there is no electricity available, otherwise I use a table saw or at the very least my 45 year old circular saw.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 354 days ago

a rip saw. It looks just like a crosscut saw but the teeth are a different pattern.

http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/primer/sharp.html

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natenaaron

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#3 posted 354 days ago

Something in my head said there was a fancy name besides “rip saw”. Guess I was wrong. Maybe the fancy name I remember was a manufacturer.

Some days the halfheimers kicks in and I can’t remember anything.

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#4 posted 354 days ago

Fewer teeth and the angle they are cut is what makes a rip saw.
The Disston I have is 5PPI, I also have a D-8 that is 14PPI. It’s almost impossible to interchange the two.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#5 posted 354 days ago

Your standard western hand saw with teeth filed in a rip pattern as explained in Joe’s excellent link. Funny enough it didn’t actually include a picture of a saw, so here's one from Matt Cianci's blog. Though the one in that picture appears like it might have crosscut filed teeth, a rip saw looks pretty much the same.

Edit: Ok, I found a picture of one of mine before cleaning, a Disston D8 Thumbhole rip saw:

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natenaaron

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#6 posted 354 days ago

Ah hell now what. Tim, for giggles I wanted to see how much that saw goes for and ended up buying one for 45 after shipping. I am sure it needs sharpening and cleaning. Did I screw up?

Curse you ebay!!!!!!!!!!!

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#7 posted 351 days ago

Sorry missed your response. I’m not real sure of the value, but I think you got your money’s worth, not a steal either way. Clean it up and it will be a great user and be worth a little more. The older ones can be worth a lot.

There’s several methods to clean it up, all work. Only thing to make sure is to use a sanding block over the etch so you don’t sand it out. Here’s a few:
http://thesawblog.com/?p=627
http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/saw_clean/saw_clean.html
http://www.wkfinetools.com/trestore/saw/sawblade-bobstu/restsawblade-1.asp
http://www.badaxetoolworks.com/cleaning-a-sawplate.html

I used the first one since I had the materials.

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#8 posted 351 days ago

Thanks Tim. I had found the wkfinetools site but not the others. I am looking forward to the rehab of the saw. I did not think the price I paid was a steal, and I don’t mind paying a fair price, I was just hoping I did not over pay.

Thanks.

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#9 posted 351 days ago

The best tip from Matt’s blog is the Simple green. Way better than killing brain cells with paint thinner or mineral spirits.

If you get bit by the saw bug, go looking at estate sales, flea markets, and maybe antique stores though those are usually pricier. Eventually you’ll learn about saw medallions and etches and how to identify older name brand saws that you can pick up for a couple bucks. I do think you did fine though. Consider you can’t buy one in the store of that quality for that much.

Have fun with the restore.

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