The Crosscut Saw

How to buy, use and repair a crosscut saw, including a home-made sawbuck design.

Crosscut Saw
When buying a used saw, examine it carefully. More than likely it will have some rust. Also, it will probably need to be sharpened and have the set adjusted correctly. All of these things can be done without too much trouble; the only real deal-breaker is a broken tooth.
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