Using my saw today and I thought my arm was going to fall off it was so dull. I went over to YouTube and I found this to be the best video for showing me how to sharpen with tools right in my shop.
In the above video, I filmed hand saw maker Tom Calisto sharing a tutorial on how to sharpen new and antique hand saws for woodworking. Sharpening hand saw teeth is a skill that takes time to develop, but a suitable hand saw sharpening job can be done after a couple tries, so don’t feel too intimidated. It just takes a little practice. Between Tom’s video and my article below, we’ll try to simplify the process for you. This video tutorial comes from the upcoming DVD titled “Building an 18th Century Panel Saw with Tom Calisto” (click here to be emailed when it’s released). Before jumping into the hand saw sharpening tutorial, it’s important to first understand which sharpening tools you need for a hand saw sharpening. We’ll also define and simplify some important concepts, such as tooth count, tooth shape, fleam, rake, and set.
~ Tools Required for Sharpening Hand Saws ~
1. Hand Saw Sharpening Vise
A special hand saw sharpening vise is used to hold your saw plate steady while you joint and file your hand saws. You can either make your saw vise or buy a new or antique hand saw vise. A shop-made hand saw sharpening vise can be as simple as some basic wooden jaws that clamp into your workbench vise or as complex as wooden jaws with wooden screws (like Tom’s in the above video). Almost all shop-made hand saw sharpening vises that I’ve seen clamp into your workbench vise.
For for the article on hand saw sharpening https://woodandshop.com/how-to-sharpen-hand-saws-for-woodworking/
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