Crosscut Saw Sharpening

For a tool designed to shred and dismember, crosscut saw sharpening requires a surprising amount of finese. Here's a guide to help you get it right.



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The teeth of a crosscut saw might look something like this.
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Diagram shows the parts of a crosscut saw.
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Diagram shows bevel and point of a typical cutter tooth.
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Diagram shows method of positioning jointer to sharpen cutter teeth.
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Diagram show method of setting cutter teeth with a hammer and anvil.
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Diagram shows method of filing the outer edges of raker teeth, and the difference between swaged and straight raker teeth. 
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Diagram shows how to set up a jointer to file raker teeth.
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Gauging rakers with the pin gauge on the combination saw tool.
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Diagram shows the spider tool.
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