Hand saw sharpening files


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Dunno how you sharpen a saw if you don't look at individual teeth, Jacob!
Look at big teeth but as they go smaller I look at the gaps - drop the saw into alternate gullet and repeat the same stroke from one end of the saw to the other, ideally without stopping, not least because it's much faster.
With a fine saw I felt tip first so I can see where I've been with the file.
Did try magnifying lamps etc when I first started but gave up! Instead doing almost blind by feel. Don't really 'correct' anything, just try to do it evenly - no mental effort required!
PS it works for me and I like sawing with a sharp saw. The raggedy edge never gets much better but then it doesn't get any worse either. Wouldn't do for a saw doctor of course - you'd expect perfection if paying for it
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