Does anyone on the rec do there own sharpening of large crosscut and rip
hand saws? If so, what do you do for a saw vise? I am interested in an old
Disston #3 saw vise and would like to know if anyone on the rec has run in
to anybody looking to sell one at a good price.
Yeah most vises won't accommodate the handle without removing it and
the pro's have stuff coming in with buggered screws so they use wood
and taper the ends to get those teeth near the handle done too.
Been full time at sharpening for over 20 yrs, just starting to get the
hang of it:)
I'm puzzeled as to how the tote interferes with the vise. On every
saw vise I have seen it would just hang off the end. The part near
the tote would be cantelevered, but not so far as to cause a problem.
If there is a lot of depth left on the blade, that isn't even the case
illustrated near the bottom of this page:
Obviously you know what you're doing and what we have here is
a failure of my imagination. I've only sharpened two or three saws.
Plywood extension jaws in a bench vice. Make up several sets, one for
each range of saw size you're working on. A hinge at the bottom makes
them much easier to work with, as does a depth-stop strip on the
outside to control the height they sit in the vice.
I used to have a Disston saw vise, but it took up bench space, was
rarely used, and wasn't big enough for my big felling saws.
I use a Black & Decker Workmate workbench/vise combination. The "jaws"
or halves of the worktop are about 30" long. There are probably better
solutions, but I already had it. It is a little difficult to get the saw
low enough in the jaws to stay stable, while leaving enough clearance
for the file handle and fingers.
Mine is an older model with the worktop make of 1" plywood, I think the
newer ones have 3/4" MDF for the top.
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