How to Sharpen a Woodworking Handsaw | Paul Sellers
How to Sharpen a Woodworking Handsaw | Paul Sellers
In this video on how to sharpen a woodworking handsaw, Paul Sellers shows how a simple rip cut pattern can be used for many crosscut saws as well.
Sharpening a saw can be one of the most daunting sharpening tasks for a woodworker, this is a great beginners guide to sharpening the essential saws.
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Thanks for explaination !
What a brilliant chippy!!
I was I could saw, when I am at my most serious working, as good as Paul does while he is casually demonstrating and purposely using the wrong saw for the cut.
Long saw setting videos pls
Excellent i have a few saws i can sharpen. Now will not throw them away.
So, I bought a beat up old rusty saw from a flea market for $2 this past weekend.
I followed your instructions, and now have a totally awesome saw!!! Holy crow, it cuts through wood like a hot knife through butter!!!
Get to the point
Why r we being distracted by narcissistic video productions… it’s not about the individual, it is the handsaws. The world would be a better place if we focus on the task at hand!
Very accurate explanation.
Why after 8 years this channel havent reach a millions sub
What tool does Paul use for the microbevel? Thanks-
heel goed maar a u b spreken in het nederlands
1.5 x playback sounds better to me
About the saw set and removing some of the set with hammers – Can’t the saw set tool be adjusted to put less set in the teeth? Wouldn’t that let you skip the last step with the hammers?
I have learned so much from your video! Many thanks.
Hi Paul as always great video, and thank you for sharing your knowledge and making it simple. Where do you get or what are they called the small file you used to put the micro bevel on saw. Many thanks
Basic question but can any saw be sharpened? Paul mentions the cheap ebay saws, or your DIY shop saws, can even these cheap saws be sharpened or do you have to start with a top end saw
THANKS PAUL WILL FOLLOW YOUR ADVICE ..
I BOUGHT NEW DOVETAIL SAW AND COMPANY HAS YOUTUBE VIDEO TO SHARPEN IT AND SAY 90 degrees across and level not following rake of teeth ..
Many thanks for that video Paul. You make it look so easy because you explained it so well. I’ll be on my saw sharpening this weekend coming. Many thanks again Cheers Rich
Thank you so much for explaining this so well, it’s exactly what I was looking for.
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What is the brand of your tenon saw ?
What terminology describes the fine cut back bevel file appearing at about 25:45 ? How do I find these in the western US prairies?
paul my name is Harry you inspirated me to sharpen my ripsaw. starting to follow your instructions I noticed there is a bow in the saw line of the theeth. so the theeth at the toe and at the heel are less sticking out of the clamp when I clamp the saw. do I have to flatten the bow or can i leave the bow and sharpen the theeth.
What do you call the file that you used to put the micro edge on
Thank you for the video, I found it helpful. I’ve used what you refer to as a micro bevel, I got the idea from looking at circular saw blades.
Is 59 degrees Fahrenheit too cold to set a saw? I tried setting a 7 point saw with a Stanley 42ss and I had it set to a 7 point but the teeth don’t bend much and 3 broke off. Thankfully I’m using a cheap saw and it’s not one of my good saws. Trying to learn! Thanks in advance!
I’ve enjoyed hand sharpening saws,but it is NOT a spectator sport, lol . I’m definitely going to use your method, but my antique saw vise will work best if I’m on a stool.
What is the tool used to create the secondary bevel? It looks a lot like an emery board, so I’m curious if it’s a file or a fine-grit abrasive?
Why not just give the saw less set.
Cant believe i sat through that : )
Paul brings out a tool at 25:17. What is that? Thanks
what he calls the outbreak or outcut is comonly refered to as spelching in the UK
What an amazing video. Thank you for that two view camera cut and that close-up view of the teeth. So good.
i’m confused. you say 11 but it was 13. you say level but is not level. you say forward but go back a little every time.
Thanks Paul, very, very good explained. I will start right now with sharpening.
My, my! What I’ve learned this evening! Who’da thunk it! All this time, I have dreaded having to use a saw. I thought the difficulty was my lack of strength. Now I’ve learned that, just for using the right saw, I will feel like I’ve transformed into ‘Wonderwoman’!
As always it is an absolute pleasure to watch a fine craftsman in action and have real information from someone of such great standards. Thank you Mr. Sellers.
So glad i found your channel paul. You explain everything very well and I appreciate the time you take in your videos! New subscriber!
Thanks Paul for your passion and dedication to passing along your knowledge. For a re-sawing, how many TPI/PPI do you recommend?
The file being used at the end looks like an eze lap stone.
Learn something every day, started my apprenticeship in 67 no one taught me about progesive tooth angle,it was angle up away from handle ,will get the the sharpening horse out and give it a go.
I know Grobe, Baco, Valorbe, Friedrich Dick, Simmons, Heller Horseshoe made good USA made files, and Great Britain’s Stubbs brand files were pretty good files too.
I just wanted to let you know that I have the volume turned up all the way on YouTube as well as my device, and I am still having a hard time hearing you. Your audio is a bit low. Thanks.