Paul introduces a method of saw setting that he’s used for 50 years. It can be difficult to set a saw with small teeth using a saw set. This is where the punch/nail set comes into play. Paul shows how to centre the nail set on the tooth and use the hammer to achieve just the right amount of set.

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Paul shows how to apply set to a crosscut handsaw. He discusses how and why it differs from applying set to a ripcut saw before showing the ins and outs of how to accurately apply set to enable the saw to cut cleanly and accurately.

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When and why do we sharpen saws to a crosscut? How do you go about doing it? Paul explains the reasoning behind them and goes through the full process of sharpening a crosscut saw. With a little practice, you will be able to sharpen crosscut saws with confidence.

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Do you need a crosscut saw? A rip saw? How many teeth per inch is good? Get the answers to these and other questions in this saw sharpening video. Paul shows how to sharpen a saw simply and quickly. Hopefully you will be a little more empowered and less confused after watching this video.

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