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Saw set tools

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by DIYspanner, 14 May 2019.

  1. DIYspanner

    DIYspanner

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    Since we live in the age of hard point wood saws, are tooth set tools redundant?

    I have a Jewson brand hard point saw that really just needs a bit of set. Its done about 15 years of work so the teeth are a bit dull but it still cuts well.

    I tapered some fence posts but because the cut went a bit off, the saw got stuck which wouldn't happened with a bit more set. Sorted it with a bit oil on the blade.
     
  2. lostinthelight

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    D4716D40-05CE-4515-BBF7-C2E40FD63CC4.jpeg Not redundant for me, I have one set thats excellent for hardpoint saws
     
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  3. JobAndKnock

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    Fifteen years? I'm lucky if I get fifteen months! If the teeth are a bit dull they really need sharpening - not easy when the hardened tips are almost as hard as saw files, but maybe doable with a triangular diamond file. Always thought that if you tried to set a hardpoint the teeth could break off or that they just wouldn't bend
     
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    The set in the pic is made by Sandvik which Ive been using since the 60’s and once the depth is set it doesn't break hardened teeth
     
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