Saw setting


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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.

    Gregory Breese

    Nice tip, thanks for sharing!

    Stewart Perry

    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

    Larry Geib

    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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