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stubtoe

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Recently picked up three old(ish) saws off ebay to have a go at sharpening by hand. They weren't expensive so its more about using them to practice on.

So, what have I ended up with?:

I think this is a crosscut (its 22" long, 9-10 tpi):


I think this is a rip (26" long, 7 tpi):


And I think this is another rip (26" long, 7 tpi):


Are my guesses correct?!

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Jonny

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First one doesn't look to be anything and the other two look like crosscuts to me. How are they cutting?

When you first sharpen saws its a lot easier if they are just dull but all the angles are ok.
 

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Fat ferret":pjdm0htg said:
How are they cutting?
Rubbish!

Fat ferret":pjdm0htg said:
When you first sharpen saws its a lot easier if they are just dull but all the angles are ok.
Do the angles look OK?


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I think 8-10TPI is a panel Saw, 6-8TPI is a cross-cut and 3-5 TPI a rip saw,

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The last 2 look ok side on, my point is it's easier to re-sharpen a saw thats just dull as opposed to one someone has tried to sharpen, and failed on. Just keep to whats there. Once you have had a bit of practice you can recut new teeth on old saws without too much trouble.
 

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Cheers FF.

Can anyone show me a side on pic of what an actual rip cut handsaw looks like as I'm confused now? ;-)

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stubtoe":29sm7vcq said:
Cheers FF.

Can anyone show me a side on pic of what an actual rip cut handsaw looks like as I'm confused now? ;-)

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Don't be so lazy just google it fer crissake!
It says about 2,780,000 results, if that's not enough just go away!

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stubtoe":2zaeu8cv said:
Cheers FF.

Can anyone show me a side on pic of what an actual rip cut handsaw looks like as I'm confused now? ;-)
A rip saw has: large teeth (5 tpi or bigger) no fleam (teeth filed straight across) and very steep rake, say 0 - 3 degrees.

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Right. Think I've got it now.

Nice saws Pedder.

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