Hard Point Saws

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    David Gill
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    Although I do have a couple of small Veritas cross cut and Dovetail saws and a larger Crown Tenon saw I have not had as yet had to sharpen them I do have a few saw files but no tooth setting equipment.
    For the larger saws I still use the hard point type of saw which I find great, you can very often pick them up from B&Q for two for the price of one. Two saws for under £10. I find they keep their edge for ages and when they are no longer good enough for the better jobs I will then use them in the garden for sawing off small branches.

    I don’t have any old vintage saws to compare them with the hard points but they would have to cut very good to better them

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

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    Mark Armstrong
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    I have used hard points for years they are good for general carpentry work.
    Use to buy 10 at a time got a better deal.
    If I was doing traditional roof work I would get through 2 saws easy per roof.
    I have used Bahco, Irwin, Stanley and Spear and Jackson.
    My preference was the Spear and Jackson then Bahco or Irwin close second I hated the Stanley’s.
    It took me a little while to be converted to hard points but it was the way to go. Back then I use to send my saws to a saw doctor it is virtually impossible to find a saw doctor now.
    Somehow a hard point saw never felt the same as using a proper handsaw.
    Hard points cut fast good for manmade materials and not too bad on wetter timber.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

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