Sharpening Lie-Nielsen Saw

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    Nathan Warren
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    Hello everyone,

    I have been shopping around for a tenon saw to buy and after much searching and pricing, I broke the bank and bought a Lie-Nielsen 12″ tenon crosscut saw. Now my concern is money at the moment. I would like to sharpen my saw with Paul’s method, so that I can use it to do both, cross cuts and rip cuts with ease. As you all may know, Lie-Nielsen saws, like most other companies are specific to which task you will be doing.So my questions are:

    Could I sharpen my new Lie-Nielsen saw (when it comes time) with Paul’s method? Or is that not a good idea and would ruin what is a very nice saw? If I can, How would I go about resetting and resharpening the teeth? All suggestions will be appreciated.

    #10560
    Rob Young
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    Absolutely you can re-file the saw.  I believe that one is 11 point so it is still on the fine side.

    But I suggest that since you bought the cross-cut version, you leave it alone for a little bit.  It will work fine as a cross-cut (obviously) and you can rip with a cross-cut at the expense of efficiency.  The efficiency falls off the thicker the material you try to rip cut.

    Try it for a week or two or several dozen tenons and then decide what you want to do with it.

    #10584
    Steve Follis
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    Hey Nathan

    When you get ready to sharpen that saw, you will need a good saw vise.  Greg had a really nice on that he built and posted the plans for.  Check out this thread.

    https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com/discussions/topic/saw-vise-build/

    Memphis, Tennessee

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