Saw setting

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    rayc21
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    With Paul’s tuition and some practice on a few cheap saws I can now sharpen my own saws. But with age creeping on I found it difficult to set some saws 16 TPI and more. I came up with an idea and it works for me. I put masking tape both sides of the saw just beneath the teeth and mark every other tooth with a line. This has made it easier for me, slight snag the masking tape is stuck fast, no problem with some white spirt.

    #646289
    Gregory Breese
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    Nice tip, thanks for sharing!

    #646293
    Stewart Perry
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    Yes that seems like it would work really well – I’ll definitely try that next time, as personally I struggle to keep track even with 10tpi. Also one could use the same trick to mark the fleam direction when sharpening a cross-cut saw. I have only a small number of saws so it might be worth making something reusable for each one.

    Many thanks!

    Stu - Surrey, UK

    #646468
    Larry Geib
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    I do the same thing but with machinists layout fluid, or in a pinch, a sharpie.
    One advantage is it’s easy to see which teeth you have already worked on and filed the coating off with the first swipe.

    Cleanup is just a wipe with alcohol and a rag.

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