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by Aguineapig
February 16th, 2018, 7:48 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON saws losing set
RepliesCOLON 1
ViewsCOLON 1977

saws losing set

A friend of mine has taken to using a crosscut saw to cut firewood. He has been noticing consistent loss of set on his saws which presumably were hammer set (I can see marks on the teeth where the setting hammer struck). I checked his saws and most of the teeth were down from 16 thousandths set to a...
by Aguineapig
April 23rd, 2015, 1:57 pm
ForumCOLON Filing
TopicCOLON setting cutter teeth
RepliesCOLON 16
ViewsCOLON 16151

Re: setting cutter teeth

Striking horizontally is a good technique to have in the repertoire. I am not good at setting, and I agree with the sentiment that it can be the most challenging aspect of setting. I filed a couple of Simonds tuttle tooth saws, and the only way I could get the teeth to move was setting them with the...
by Aguineapig
August 24th, 2014, 2:45 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Cutting frozen wood
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1828

Re: Cutting frozen wood

Probably both-- basically everything that cutting a winters worth of wood for a small cabin starting in November would entail. Probably single and double bucking both, but I anticipate the difficult cuts (in other words anything that isn't on the sawbuck) will be double bucked with the 315, and the ...
by Aguineapig
August 23rd, 2014, 9:52 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Cutting frozen wood
RepliesCOLON 3
ViewsCOLON 1828

Cutting frozen wood

What are some of the major factors in sawing frozen wood, specifically frozen hardwood (Beech, Maple, Birch, etc). I might be looking at sawing a respectable amount of potentially green hardwood after freeze up in Northern Maine and want to be prepared. I have a couple of Simonds tuttle tooth saws (...
by Aguineapig
July 17th, 2012, 3:51 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Number 9?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6884

Re: Atkins Number 9?

super interesting trick about the anvil setting. thanks a lot.
by Aguineapig
July 16th, 2012, 6:14 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Number 9?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6884

Re: Atkins Number 9?

I wasnt setting high up the tooth at all. I usually set gradually to avoid this issue. Apart from this saw, ive only ever had 1 tooth break, and it was also on the rusty end of a very hard Simonds. Also bear in mind I swedged very little, sort of hooking them more than swedging.
by Aguineapig
July 15th, 2012, 6:21 pm
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Number 9?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6884

Re: Atkins Number 9?

I should add that I didnt have any trouble lightly swaging the rakers. No broken rakers, they were well behaved. Just the cutters
by Aguineapig
July 12th, 2012, 7:35 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Number 9?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6884

Re: Atkins Number 9?

many thanks to you both. i will try thoroughly scouring and filing the cutters.
by Aguineapig
July 11th, 2012, 5:21 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Number 9?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6884

Re: Atkins Number 9?

A little update of sorts, and a question. The saw was badly rusted, but I cleaned and attempted to file anyway. I think i snapped 6 cutter tips. I think i read the rusty saws can misbehave like that. is there any hope of jointing down to less brittle steel or should I give up?
by Aguineapig
July 10th, 2012, 5:50 am
ForumCOLON Crosscut saws 101
TopicCOLON Atkins Number 9?
RepliesCOLON 17
ViewsCOLON 6884

Atkins Number 9?

I picked one of these up for less than 10 dollars. Rusty and had a bow in it. Anybody had experience with em? Seems like a big felling saw or a combo (like Simonds 325/315?).