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Seb Palmer

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Hi folks, I'm wondering what the terms are for saw blades, regarding whether or not the teeth of the blade are 'offset', e.g. when they lean alternately left or right, resulting in a cut (kerf?) wider than the thickness of the saw blade, or flush with the blade, i.e. giving a flat blade-width cut.

I'm restoring some saws, and need to fabricate new handles. But if I use the saw blades of each individual saw, they cut a kerf wider than the saw blade. Thanks in advance for any helpful responses.
 

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The width of the cut is governed by the "set" of the individual teeth so a saw with less set will cut a narrower kerf but you generally need some set on the teeth otherwise the back of the sawblade will tend to jam/ bind making the whole process harder/ taking more effort.
 

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Hello
Andy Lovelock's video is about the most comprehensive on the subject on youtube.
Definitely worth a watch.
Others you might find helpful on youtube might be Paul Sellers, Andy King, Tom Lie Nielsen, Bob Rozaieski, you will get more suggestions, but little compare to Lovelock's IMO.
[youtube]u-_MF2Mnxwc[/youtube]

Tom
 

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Thanks Tom/Jimmy, 'set' was the term I'd forgotten. I'll definitely watch that video, as soon as I get a moment. Is there a term for a saw with no set? Aren't some of the Japanese saws totally 'flat'/flush? I'm thinking of getting one. Prob' a large-ish ryoba...
 
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