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Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - MSRiverdog - 06-12-2016

Yes, I'm going to learn but in the meantime I have a decent Disston D-7 5 1/2 T I picked up to for $4 at the Elephant Trunk today but it can use a file job. Or should I just get a new file and punt?


Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - Bibliophile 13 - 06-12-2016

That's a good saw to start on. Big teeth are pretty easy. Get a good file and try it yourself.


Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - rwe2156 - 06-12-2016

Dittos they are not hard to sharpen.

You can make a saw vise. The files are cheap. You can pick a tooth setter for around $25.

Paul Sellers has a good series on this.


Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - museumguy - 06-12-2016

Fortunately, I live in Amish country. They all know how to sharpen saws and don't charge much.


Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - Phil S. - 06-12-2016

Matt Cianci is in Warwick, RI, not too far from your neck of the woods.


Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - Window Guy - 06-13-2016

Phil S. said:


Matt Cianci is in Warwick, RI, not too far from your neck of the woods.






+1 ......... I bought a saw off of Matt a couple years back and it is super nice.


Steve


Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - MSRiverdog - 06-13-2016

rwe2156 said:


Dittos they are not hard to sharpen.

You can make a saw vise. The files are cheap. You can pick a tooth setter for around $25.

Paul Sellers has a good series on this.




Worked for me, watched the vids, bought a file and I'm smiling. Pretty easy after doing my homework. Down the road I see a saw setting rig. Thanks for the input folks.




Re: Anybody sharpen handsaws in central CT. ? - Bibliophile 13 - 06-14-2016

Good job!





Smaller teeth can be a little harder, but the concept is the same. It's a pretty simple operation once you learn to do it. Glad you figured it out.