Hand Tools

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

William Duffield
Aha! Of course. I should have been able to figure that out myself, but I usually rely on irregularities in the hand sharpened pitch to dampen vibrations of the saw plate.

I knew I would get the nomenclature wrong if I didn't look it up, so I looked it up.

https://toolsforworkingwood.com/blogimg/sawspectra.pdf

Joel was the first saw expert I found who had a clear explanation and geometric diagrams, so I used his definition. Language changes from place to place and time to time. That's what makes language, especially technical jargon, interesting. I'm used to using "pitch" according to the old definition to describe the angle of a bevel down plane blade, especially wooden moulding planes, but saw geometries are a bit more complicated than planes, or at least different.

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