Free book - Carbide Saw Manual


Lowell Freeborn of Freeborn Tool wrote this. I got his permission to put it in electronic form. Neither one of us charges for it.
It is an excellent book on the basics of what makes a good carbide saw blade. Thanks to Tim Cook of Cook's Sharpening I can send it in pdf as well as word.
Tom
TABLE OF CONTENTS Saw Terms And Ordering Information .......    4 Saw Gauge Equivalents.........................    4 Decimal And Millimeter Equivalent Chart...    6 Carbide Grade Charts............................    7 Saw Tooth Load..................................    9 Edger Saw Design Calculations................    10 Triple Chip Grinding Chart.....................    11 Grinding Shop Order Flow.....................    12 Saw Steel..........................................    13 Carbide.............................................14 Diamond Grinding................................17 Brazing.............................................19 Gumming..........................................22 Hammering........................................24 Grinding Carbide Saws..........................    29 Face Grinding.....................................    29 Side Grinding.....................................32 Top Grinding......................................35 Carbide Saw Sharpening Guidelines...........36 Trim And Cutoff Saws...........................36 Rip Saws And Edger Saws......................37 Aluminum And Metal Saw......................38 Saw Styles.........................................    38 Flat Top Rip Style................................    39 Safety Rip Style..................................    40 Contractor's Combination Style................    41 Planer Combination Style.......................    42 Plymaster Style...................................    43 Alternate Top Bevel.............................    44 Triple Chip Style.................................    45 Three And One Combination...................    46 Locked In Tooth.................................    47 Thin Rim..........................................    48 Controlled Chip Metal..........................    49 Face Bevel.........................................    50 V Tooth............................................    51 Chip Breaker......................................    52 Dado Set...........................................    53 Problems And Answers..........................    54 Rip Saws..........................................    54 Crosscut Saws    ....................................54 Aluminum Rip Saws.............................    55 Saw Noise.........................................    55
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Tom:
OK, I'll bite, I've got the index, how do I get the 'meat'?
Jay
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Easiest way is to email me at: snipped-for-privacy@carbideprocessors.com
Thanks, Tom
P.S. No trick - I'm just sharing this the way other guys share woodworking plans.
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Lowell Freeborn of Freeborn Tool wrote this. I got his permission to put it in electronic form. Neither one of us charges for it.
It is an excellent book on the basics of what makes a good carbide saw blade. Thanks to Tim Cook of Cook's Sharpening I can send it in pdf as well as word.
Tom
TABLE OF CONTENTS Saw Terms And Ordering Information ....... 4 Saw Gauge Equivalents......................... 4 Decimal And Millimeter Equivalent Chart... 6 Carbide Grade Charts............................ 7 Saw Tooth Load.................................. 9 Edger Saw Design Calculations................ 10 Triple Chip Grinding Chart..................... 11 Grinding Shop Order Flow..................... 12 Saw Steel.......................................... 13 Carbide.............................................14 Diamond Grinding................................17 Brazing.............................................19 Gumming..........................................22 Hammering........................................24 Grinding Carbide Saws.......................... 29 Face Grinding..................................... 29 Side Grinding.....................................32 Top Grinding......................................35 Carbide Saw Sharpening Guidelines...........36 Trim And Cutoff Saws...........................36 Rip Saws And Edger Saws......................37 Aluminum And Metal Saw......................38 Saw Styles......................................... 38 Flat Top Rip Style................................ 39 Safety Rip Style.................................. 40 Contractor's Combination Style................ 41 Planer Combination Style....................... 42 Plymaster Style................................... 43 Alternate Top Bevel............................. 44 Triple Chip Style................................. 45 Three And One Combination................... 46 Locked In Tooth................................. 47 Thin Rim.......................................... 48 Controlled Chip Metal.......................... 49 Face Bevel......................................... 50 V Tooth............................................ 51 Chip Breaker...................................... 52 Dado Set........................................... 53 Problems And Answers.......................... 54 Rip Saws.......................................... 54 Crosscut Saws ....................................54 Aluminum Rip Saws............................. 55 Saw Noise.........................................
It'll save a lot of your time if you post it here.
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Can I do that, post it here? It is 1.6 meg in pdf and 1.8 meg in word with something like 50 pictures and charts.
tom
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You won't succeed here, as most servers will block it. Best would be to post a link to downloadable files on a web server, second best would be a post to alt.binaries.pictures.woodworking.
If you're emailing, though, I'd appreciate getting the PDF. Thanks!
In fact, if you don't have web space available, I could make the PDF available for d/l on my space.
djb
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Is this the same one that was offered back around Halloween of last year? Or a newer, updated version?
Art

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It's the same one. I saw the post asking what ATB meant and thought I would offer it again.
Tom
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No, it would not be appropriate to post that type of file in this group. The best thing to do is make it available on the web and post a link to it here.
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wrote:

Or abpw instead. Lots of news servers will block binary posts to non-binary groups like this one.
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Hmmm. It is 2431KB in Word format.
All you have to do is send Tom an email telling him what format you would like--pdf or Word.
-Doug
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DouginUtah wrote:

<http://people.musc.edu/~gormanj/Lowell Freeborn Carbide Saw Manual done May 17.pdf> for a short time. Watch the wrap Joe
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URLs don't have spaces. Try:
http://people.musc.edu/~gormanj/Lowell%20Freeborn%20Carbide%20Saw%20Manual%20done%20May%2017.pdf
or:
http://tinyurl.com/l7udd
BA
BTW, thanks for posting this resource, Joe!

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Bruce Adams wrote:

http://people.musc.edu/~gormanj/Lowell%20Freeborn%20Carbide%20Saw%20Manual%20done%20May%2017.pdf
I thought of adding the %20 but figured anyone who wants to mess with sharp items needs to be able to do something for themselves. Joe
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Tom asked me to post my impressions of this manual. (He sent me the Word version.)
I don't intend to manufacture or grind any carbide saw blades which may be the reason for this manual copyrighted in 1977.
That said, I found the manual very useful. It broadened my understanding of table saw blades. I own a Forrester II and several anonymous blades and now I have additional knowledge to recognize the differences between them. I can better select my next saw blade.
Tom, thanks for making the manual available. (again) I'm just a tad past the novice level but now I know a little more and maybe I'm a little less dangerous.
Jack Flatley Jacksonville, FL
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com... | Lowell Freeborn of Freeborn Tool wrote this. I got his permission to | put it in electronic form. Neither one of us charges for it. | | It is an excellent book on the basics of what makes a good carbide saw | blade. Thanks to Tim Cook of Cook's Sharpening I can send it in pdf | as well as word. | | Tom | | | TABLE OF CONTENTS | Saw Terms And Ordering Information ....... 4 | Saw Gauge Equivalents......................... 4 | Decimal And Millimeter Equivalent Chart... 6 | Carbide Grade Charts............................ 7 | Saw Tooth Load.................................. 9 | Edger Saw Design Calculations................ 10 | Triple Chip Grinding Chart..................... 11 | Grinding Shop Order Flow..................... 12 | Saw Steel.......................................... 13 | Carbide.............................................14 | Diamond Grinding................................17 | Brazing.............................................19 | Gumming..........................................22 | Hammering........................................24 | Grinding Carbide Saws.......................... 29 | Face Grinding..................................... 29 | Side Grinding.....................................32 | Top Grinding......................................35 | Carbide Saw Sharpening Guidelines...........36 | Trim And Cutoff Saws...........................36 | Rip Saws And Edger Saws......................37 | Aluminum And Metal Saw......................38 | Saw Styles......................................... 38 | Flat Top Rip Style................................ 39 | Safety Rip Style.................................. 40 | Contractor's Combination Style................ 41 | Planer Combination Style....................... 42 | Plymaster Style................................... 43 | Alternate Top Bevel............................. 44 | Triple Chip Style................................. 45 | Three And One Combination................... 46 | Locked In Tooth................................. 47 | Thin Rim.......................................... 48 | Controlled Chip Metal.......................... 49 | Face Bevel......................................... 50 | V Tooth............................................ 51 | Chip Breaker...................................... 52 | Dado Set........................................... 53 | Problems And Answers.......................... 54 | Rip Saws.......................................... 54 | Crosscut Saws ....................................54 | Aluminum Rip Saws............................. 55 | Saw Noise......................................... 55 |
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