Reply To: Can’t saw straight!

Barry B

hi John,

i would be cautious about pinching more set out of the saw. if anything, i’d suggest using the hammer and punch to add more set and then proceed to use Paul’s double hammer method of removing set using VERY light taps on both sides of the plate, test and repeat.

if you flatten the teeth it will be hard to tell the righties from the lefties and you risk breaking teeth by treating a former left as a right.

since you’re getting occasional straight cuts, it may be technique or funky grain that’s pulling the saw off course, but the saw dragging suggests more set