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.
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.