Sharpening Circular Saw Blades

Keep your circular saw working in top form with these step-by-step instructions for sharpening a circular saw blade right in your own workshop.



Remove Table Saw Blade
Use the wrench supplied with the saw to loosen the arbor nut.
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Tools may not make the craftsman, so the saying goes, but sharp tools will definitely improve your work. “Fundamentals of Sharpening” offers solid, straightforward advice for keeping saws, chisels, gouges, planes and other commonly used hand tools razor-sharp.
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Installing Table Saw Blade
To finish tightening, grip the saw blade with a rag and use the wrench supplied with the saw.
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Cleaning Circular Saw Blade
For stubborn pitch and gum deposits, soak the blade in the cleaning agent in a shallow pan and use a brass-bristled brush to clean the teeth.
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Jointing Circular Saw Blade Teeth
To joint the teeth so they are all the same length, clamp the jig in a bench vise and rotate the blade against the file clockwise.
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Removing Portable Circular Saw Blade
Retract the lower blade guard and, gripping the blade with a rag, loosen the arbor nut with the wrench supplied with the saw.
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Jointing Circular Saw Teeth
Using a pin punch and ball-peen hammer, lightly strike every second tooth against the setting head.
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Sharpening Circular Saw Teeth
Starting with a tooth that is pointing to the right, file the cutting edge by sliding the file holder along the top of the jig.
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Blade Carrier
The commercial blade carrier shown here is a handy storage device that will protect your circular saw blades from damage and make it easier to transport them. This model accommodates up to 10 10-inch blades.
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