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Re: "progressive pitch"
Response To:
"progressive pitch" ()

David Weaver
The harmonic pattern is definitely evident when you work an area with floats (especially on end grain/plane beds) and with a frame saw that's poorly matched to the wood that it's sawing.

There's some to the small maebiki shown here, too (but the progressive part of the teeth is just at the beginning) - it creates an obnoxious chattering that we would normally solve with a hand saw by "getting behind the straws" a little bit and severing them off. with the maebiki, it's not that easy to get into that orientation, though.

The trick with the maebiki seems to be as with all other saws - finding the setup where the teeth will stay in the cut without much additional influence from the user, but not fishhook into the wood and grab.

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