Sharpening the large teeth on
cross cut saws means having the tools available. The teeth must be
sharpened at the correct angle, the "set" of the teeth must be precise and
the height of the teeth and rakers must be uniform. Teeth too high or set
too wide will bind in the kerf. Dull teeth makes sawing extremely difficult. These tools can sometimes be found in "junque" shops or
antique shops and are also available new from the Crosscut Saw Company Click on
the photos to enlarge.
The US Forest Service manual
using a crosscut saw is here.
In printable form, the
instructions for sharpening are here.
Crosscut Saw Company
sells used/antique saws as well as new saws, sharpening tools,
The image below
was scanned from the instructions supplied with my century-old
tools. Click on the image to enlarge it for printing.