Sharpening saws seems a mystery to many but Frank takes the mystery away with his simple, step by step approach. In this video, he goes beyond just how to sharpen a saw, but shows you how to restore and recondition a saw that has been abused. He’ll teach you how to joint the teeth, that is to make all the teeth level, then how to shape the teeth so they’re all even and then finally how to set them properly. After this, you’re ready to sharpen your saw and experience the joy of using a saw that willingly works with you instead of against you.


▼ Read More

Product Description

Sharpening saws seems a mystery to many but Frank takes the mystery away with his simple, step by step approach. In this video, he goes beyond just how to sharpen a saw, but shows you how to restore and recondition a saw that has been abused. He’ll teach you how to joint the teeth, that is to make all the teeth level, then how to shape the teeth so they’re all even and then finally how to set them properly. After this, you’re ready to sharpen your saw and experience the joy of using a saw that willingly works with you instead of against you.

Earl L. Houston, TX
Two comments: 1) Don't see the resource tab. Also a 2) Around minute 41, the saw set process repeats.
July 11, 2014 20:45
Kenneth W. Waco, TX
The resources tab only shows up when there is something in there...and there's nothing in there yet! We will have the list of tool suppliers in there in the next couple days. Thanks for noticing the repeat. We will fix it right away!
July 13, 2014 10:44
James R. Benton, LA
I don't know if I can properly articulate my question with out pictures. I'm going to try. I have heard of the rake angle's of zero 5, 10, 15, and 17 degrees. Yet I am slightly confused. I'm going to try to start my explanation of my confusion with zero degrees. Saying the front edge or cutting edge of the tooth is straight Down from the saw plate. That is an assumption on my part. Now the second part of the question. Is the rake angle of say 10 degrees forward or rearward? Forward (at least in my mind) being a more aggressive cut. Visually like that of a breaking wave on the beach. Or is the 10 degree angle supposed to be back? Like a mountain peak? Answering this question no doubt will bring out more questions from me. Thanks in advance.
August 13, 2014 22:36
Frank S. Waco, TX
HI James, Your question is well articulated. Now lets see if I can answer it in the same articulated way! The 10 degrees is sloping back, as in a mountain peak. 0 degrees is very aggressive, It really depends what kind of cutting you are doing. For heavy ripping you might go with, say, 5 degrees in the rake. However I have found for dovetails saws that 10 degrees is even too aggressive, I like to back it down to around 13 degrees. Another factor to throw in is the hang angle on the saw. In other words if you are using a pistol grip dovetail saw, the hang angle tends to put more pressure down on the saw, as opposed to the more linear pressure (see the video on sawing practice) that you want. If you are using a straight handle dovetail saw its easier to get a more linear motion on the saw so you can get away with a higher rake angle, (10 degrees or so). So to summarize, if you are sharpening a dovetail saw that has a pistol grip handle back the rake down to a 13, maybe even a 15 degree rake. That will give you a smoother and slower cut. Let me know if this helps or if there are any questions.
August 14, 2014 09:32