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Forum topic by fumehappy posted 02-03-2015 06:40 PM 608 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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fumehappy

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02-03-2015 06:40 PM

Hello,
Hoping someone can help me with this…
I filed and set a Disston D-8 crosscut 8tpi yesterday. 15 degrees rack, 20 degrees fleam. Teeth points are all nice and sharp, as well as slightly set.
It followed the line with no guiding when I made a cut down a piece of 5/4 pine, but I found the cut was really ragged and even though it followed the line, it was extremely course… almost as rough as a chainsaw. Did I do something wrong? Did a 10 TPI Atkins and it came out great. Cut was smooth and square.
Thanks!


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#1 posted 02-03-2015 06:42 PM

Try running a stone lightly down the sides of the teeth, flush with the plate. You may have some burrs on the edge of the teeth from filing. At least that’s my thought.

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#2 posted 02-03-2015 07:18 PM

+1 Chrisstef

you need to flush the teeth and that will level the set. Sometimes a burr, or perhaps a tooth or two that got set a little deeper than the rest.

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fumehappy

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#3 posted 02-03-2015 07:52 PM

Ah, I shall try that then. I know that it can correct set problems, but I didn’t realize it would effect the quality of the cut as well.
Thanks!

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