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Save your files and makes the saw filing experience more pleasant
I thought this up some time back about the time I used a hacksaw to line out a recut on saw teeth using a guide made from wood and a hacksaw. This followed the act of filing off all teeth and then recutting new ones from scratch. This additional fix champions my effort there for a couple of reasons not the least of which is it will save wear to your saw file faces and even enable you to use those saw files that already have fractured narrow edges.
If you have followed my blogs at all you’ll know that saw files have six facets not three, three broad faces and three thin ones. The thin facets, because they are so narrow, fracture intermittently long before the wide faces and this reality leaves the saw file unusable for continuing use in filing saw teeth because the fractured edges stop cutting and prevent the other wide faces of the file from deepening the cut. This simple trick changes all of that. Watch the video below to see how it works. You’ll just love this radical alternative!