Well, summer is coming to an end, vacations are all but over and school is back in session. In this episode I attempt to take some of the mystique out of sharpening your own hand saws. I don’t completely understand all of the hesitation that a lot of folks have learning to sharpen their own saws. Really, it’s no more difficult than learning to sharpen a plane iron or a chisel. All it takes is a small investment in some simple tools and a few minutes of practice. Hopefully, this episode will convince more folks to go ahead and try it. Oh, and don’t worry about giving it a try on one of your high priced premium saws either. In fact, it’s probably better to learn on one of these saws than on an old beater. Watch the episode to find out why.
Also, here’s a .PDF file with some pages from the video. Feel free to download, print and make notes on them if you like.
If you are not familiar with saw terminology, they may be helpful to you as you watch the episode. I also apologize for the vibration in a couple of filing clips. I tried to get a bird’s eye view of filing the teeth by putting the tripod on top of the bench but in my infinite wisdom, the tripod absorbed some of the vibration and of course it shows bad in the video. The vibration looks a lot worse than it is and in fact there was very little vibration in the saw and vise but the tripod vibration makes it look bad. Sorry.