Veritas Crosscut?

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    Mark68
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    I recently bought a Veritas Crosscut Saw (12 TPI) and I am going to use the saw set and sharpen the teeth. Trouble is, looking at the orientation of the saw’s teeth (as shown in the attached pic), they look like they are Ripcut in shape yet with every other tooth bevelled as for a Crosscut.

    Am I reading this wrong?

    Either way, I want to set the teeth and sharpen them but I’m not sure what number to use on the saw set. I’ve checked Paul’s book on saws but couldn’t find the information. What number set should I use?

    Thanks all.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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    #640721
    Larry Geib
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    With most saw sets and for cutting dry hardwood try the smallest set your saw set will do. For many tasks, that will be more than enough.

    Larger set is fine for wetter or soft woods or when the plate is obviously binding in the kerf.

    Veritas recommends .003” set on each side, for a kerf that is .006” wider than the saw plate. I find you can go a bit finer than that for KD Wood.

    If you have digital calipers or a dial indicator you can measure that, but I find my Stanley set gives that set at the finest setting. I don’t set every sharpening.

    Veritas files it’s rip saws to 14° rake and it’s crosscut saws to 15° rake and fleam.
    As you gain experience you might want to file a bit steeper rake for a more aggressive cut.

    http://www.veritastools.com/Products/Page.aspx?p=504

    #640733
    Mark68
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    Thanks for the info Larry.

    I’ve just set the saw using No. 11 and I’m about to sharpen the teeth.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

    #640852
    Larry Geib
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    Good luck. Another great source is Mark Harrell’ (Bad Axe saws) pdf on maintaining your saw from an article he wrote for Fine Woodworking magazine.

    http://www.badaxetoolworks.com/images/maintenance/SawDoc7.pdf

    His numbers are generally more aggressive. What is more important is keeping the teeth sharp.

    Sharpen early and often. It is less work.

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    Mark68
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    Thank you for that Larry.

    "Sawdust? I think you'll find that's man-glitter."

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