Handsaw Sharpening Services

Disston One-Man 36″ Crosscut Log and Timber Saw

Mobile Alabama Saw Sharpening Services
Mobile Alabama Saw Sharpening Services :: Super Sharp Shop 251-583-5955

Mobile Alabama Saw Sharpening Services :: Super Sharp Shop 251-583-5955

 

Sharpening A Disston One-Man 36″ Crosscut Log and Timber Saw

 

 

 

crosscut-saw-teethIt was a pleasure sharpening and setting this Disston one-man 36″ crosscut log and timber saw.

Crosscut saws come in two tooth styles:

(1) tuttle or champion which have two cutting teeth for each raker tooth and

(2) perforated lance which has four cutting teeth for each raker tooth.

sawteethThe champion tooth saw was designed for cutting hardwoods and it consists of two cutter teeth set alternately with an unset raker with a gullet between them. The cutters are wider and more massive than the lance tooth pattern which allows for heavy-duty sawing in hard, dry or frozen wood. The larger teeth are sharpened in more of an almond shape rather than in the pointed shape of a lance tooth.

The perforated lance tooth style was designed for cutting softwoods. However, both saw types were used interchangebly.

The difference between a Champion and Tuttle tooth pattern is the shape of the cutter teeth – whether they’re almond-shaped or straight filed. Tuttle is straight or triangle filed tooth and champion teeth are almond shaped.

Share Button

Published: October 7, 2016

Saw Blade Sharpening Mobile AL

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

I was happy to accept an invitation to this month’s meeting of the South Alabama Woodworkers. I was asked by one of my customers if I would care to attend and have a little show and tell demo for sharpening handsaws and since I am always eager to meet new people I did not hesitate to accept the invitation.

I was concerned that nothing could be more boring than watching someone filing teeth on a handsaw  but the group showed sincere interest and had questions that encouraged me to share as much information as possible.

As I passed along to the woodworkers, the most important factor in sharpening hand saws is the file. Using the proper file and maintaining the tooth cutting angle is the key to a sharp handsaw.

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

South Alabama Woodworkers Meeting

Share Button

Published: April 4, 2016