Reply To: Spear and Jackson 9500R: Resharpening to Rip Tooth

Matt Mahan

Hey Jim. I’m no expert, but I’ve been sharpening saws a long time and have tweaked/altered/mutilated/perfected my share. I’d consider the rake to be up for optimization as well, because you’re taking the file strokes anyway. In general, all of my favorite rip saws have had aggressive rake – more aggressive than a typical crosscut saw certainly. So just something to consider. I’m not sure what rake your SJ saw will come with though, so benefit may be minimal. Either way, will be a fun conversion – keep us posted.