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Re: By 'negative rake' above, I mean that the

david weaver
Yes. I think without that, they wouldn't bite. At least the pull saw that I tried to make with zero rake so that I could use it push by taking the plate out and reversing it couldn't bite.

I have a giant maebiki to try soon (straight from japan where they're cheap), but I'm minus a log. The teeth on it are similar - significant amount of negative rake. It, however, is heavy when stood upright. I'd have no chance of getting it to move on a board if I pulled it under its weight, but I'll bet it'll work well with elevated wood or laying on its side. We'll see, i hope! I just need to find a tree trunk to cut.

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