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

Jim Joy

Thanks for the suggestions!

I found a listing for a 12 ppi Rip Filed D-8 that seems to be in pretty good shape. With shipping, it was about the same cost as the S&J saw. I’m hopeful that it will become a good user for finish cuts with a light filing! Plus, I anticipate that the handle will come with a better default shape that I can refine over time.

Thank you also for the suggestion on getting the 7 PPI saw. I actually already have a 5 PPI Keen Kutter Rip Saw. It needs a bit of work, and the handle is not the most comfortable, but it generally gets the job done.