Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Leap of faith.......

roger lance
I come to woodworking from the power tool side.....my dad was a carpenter and I worked with him growing up......Norm Abram became my role model.

I've followed the advice of people here like Derek Cohen and others in choosing hand tools. Now, my nice new western style back saws are giving me pause as they are "sticking" when I try to start a cut and I remember watching a Paul Sellers video where he took a flat metal file and trimmed the first 5 -6 teeth on a dovetail saw which allowed it to begin cutting with no problem.

That calls for a leap of faith.....filing like that on a new saw.....but, I did.....and it works. Thanks Paul.....you've got a new fan.

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