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143 days ago

Anyone have an opinion on the best tooth pattern for both crosscuts and rips on large hand saws?


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#1 posted 143 days ago

Uh.. I’m thinking sharp and triangular…..

Seriously though, Check out this Handsaw Thread. Brit has made a couple sharpening videos that many have raved about and I think at least two on that thread have made their own saws. I have been seeing more on a hybrid filed saw though.

I’m sure you will find a good amount of info and advice there.

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#2 posted 143 days ago

+1 for Brits forum.

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#3 posted 143 days ago

Jimbo7

I think others might chime in if you clarify your question.

Are you asking how many TPI or (PPI) a crosscut or rip saw should have?
(if so, the short answer is another question: how thick is the stock you’re cutting?)

Or are you asking for filing specs: rake, fleam, slope?

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#4 posted 143 days ago

If I understand the question, There really isn’t a combination hand saw. A saw filed for crosscut is sharpened sort of like a knife blade. A saw filed rip is more like a chisel. The crosscut slices through the grain and the rip chisels it off.

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#5 posted 139 days ago

By “large hand saws”, do you mean the type for cutting trees? The normal size for a hand saw is 26” cutting length.

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#6 posted 138 days ago

Paul Sellers made a video on this and sounds like it is exactly what you are looking for. In this video, he explains saw sharpening in a very straight forward way and then shows how to set up a tenon saw to cut both rip and crosscut.

How to sharpen a woodworking handsaw” with Paul Sellers

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