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Saw drift, what to do?
Posted By Scott in Douglassville PA
Date Thursday, 23 December 2021, at 12:03 p.m.

Scott in Douglassville PA
Hi all -

I bought and fettled a Richardson Bros 10" backsaw years ago:


Made a new handle (I'm going back to the original, which needs work but fits my hand better), jointed, filed and sharpened. It was my first time attempting to sharpen, and seemed like it went well (I think it was about 15 tpi), but the saw drifts:

I'm trying to get this saw to where it can actually be used at this point, and I'm not sure what to do. There's a little bit of wiggle in the plate heel-to-toe, but really no more than my 8" Richardson Bros backsaw that Bob Rozaieski worked on for me, which cuts beautifully.

Thoughts on anything to save this saw?



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