I wanted you to be able to go directly to my YouTube video without subscribing to our woodworkingmasterclasses online broadcast because I think it is important. I hope that you enjoy this. It’s the method I use the most on my saws with teeth larger than 10 PPI if indeed I want a crosscut version…

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In addition to the recent blog posts describing exactly what you need to sharpen your first crosscut handsaw you can now learn alongside me as you follow my latest video for sharpening crosscuts on woodworkingmasterclasses.com. You will need to sign in as a subscriber but it free. The link is below. This is a first from…

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Let Sharpening Commence Firstly, let’s assume the saw is just dull but already established as a crosscut saw.  My previous blog here shows you what to look for to differentiate between the two in both western and Asian saws. Of course we should assume that the saw is sharpenable and not one of the hard-point…

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I am almost done with Part II blog on Sharpening Your First Crosscut Handsaw. Just to put the breaks on the emails asking where and when they can see this it will be available via our woodworkingmasterclasses.com website. Because it is a tool techniques video it will be free to those who are signed in…

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Introduction I have written this blog post for those who have crosscut saws that need sharpening. It is not about restoring a crosscut saw (even though sharpening is a restorative process), but for those who bought a crosscut-pattern saw and dulled it through normal use. Restorative work for neglected and abused saws is a more…

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I may not like throwaway saws too much but the reality is they are highly developed and they cut exceedingly well. They are highly prized in the building trades and most plumbers, electricians, plasterers and brickies will have one floating not too far away. Whereas I might not want to take my favourite Disston or…

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