Sharpening the large teeth on
cross cut saws means having the tools available, and that can
be a problem. These tools have not been made for over
half a century, but they can be found IF you know what they
look like. Look around in "junque" shops or antique
stores and you may well find these three simple tools! Click on
the photos to enlarge.
I did my best to
duplicate the instructions (below) that came with my file set
for crosscut saws. The original page of instructions was
ancient and not suitable for scanning. The result is very
close to the illustration in my saw sharpening kit - a gift
from my brother-in-law over 20 years ago - he found the kit in
an antique shop.