8 tpi rip saw?

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Forum topic by 12strings posted 10-16-2014 10:54 AM 745 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2014 10:54 AM

I have procured a good old Diston d23 hand saw for about $5… 8tpi, what I assume used to be crosscut. (difficult to tell now, since there is some wear on the teeth.

Since I already have a decent crosscut saw, I’d like to sharpen this as a rip saw…is 8tpi to fine?
I know Its more teeth than a normal rip saw, but will it simply cut a little slower, but be a nicer cut?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 12:43 AM

Can be done. It wouldn’t work well in any but dry wood as the teeth would want to clog. Put in all the set you can to widen the kerf so it will clean better. I’d prob. file it flat and recut it a no more then 6tpi. The finer the teeth the slower the rip. They are also harder to keep a straight rip if they want to clog.

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