Refining your Saw-Set

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  • #536047
    Alan
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    I wanted to set saw teeth with a finer setting than the Eclipse-77 allows (No.12).
    Paul demonstrates setting for the finest cut, then uses his hammer-in-the-vice technique to gently tap the teeth, reducing the set further.

    I inserted a thick washer behind the Anvil of my Eclipse-77, and can now dial-in the finer sets I need, direct from the pliers. Accurate, faster, and less skill.

    Not as ground-breaking as my washer-in-the-803-Hand-Drill, but useful nonetheless.

    #536093
    Harvey Kimsey
    Participant

    Interesting but I’m not sure I follow. Did you replace the round plate the tooth contacts when the anvil bends it????

    #536095
    Alan
    Participant

    Nope. I inserted the washer BEHIND the Anvil, where it’s flat. The face is the same stepped one as before, but now a fraction more forward to meet the Hammer sooner.
    This of course reduces the lower-level settings; 4, 5… but we don’t need those.

    #536102
    Ed
    Participant

    I’ll bite…what’s the washer in the 803 hand drill trick?

    #536111
    Alan
    Participant
    #554106
    Dave Gardner
    Participant

    Try continental style setting pliers. They are fully adjustable for amount of set and tooth size. I used some to set a ripsaw I made from an old hardpoint saw. Got just enough set to let the plate pass through the kerf, a great aid to straight cuts.

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