I'm pretty new to woodworking and recently bought a job lot of vintage hand saws. I have sharpened up the back saw and one panel saw as rip cut saws, but could do with a cross cut saw too.
One of the saws is a 24" M tooth saw - you can see why it is called this from the pictures. My understanding is that this type of tooth is specifically for cross cuts, so should be ideal for my needs.
However, I cannot work out how to sharpen it and can't find any resources online.
It looks as though both teeth within a pair are set in the same direction. I presume it needs some fleam, given it is for cross cutting. But all the online tutorials assume alternate teeth set in opposite directions and show how to file to give fleam for that setup.
I also found some info that the M teeth may act as both cutting teeth and rakers, so maybe that effects how they should be filed.
If anyone has any idea how to sharpen this type of saw, I'd love to return this tool to service.
As an additional note, the handle could do with a little TLC, but the fixings have no screwdriver slot. Would they be rivets rather than screws and need drilling out to remove the handle?
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