I recently purchased an old Disston #4 10" backsaw. I want to refurb
the saw into a user dovetail saw, but it will need to be retoothed. I
want a 14-16 tpi rip tooth with ~ 8 degrees of rake angle. My local
sharpening service says he can do it for me, but a couple things make
me leery of this. First, he says he will have to remove the handle in
order to bring the teeth parallel to the back (saw vise interference).
Second, he uses a machine to cut the teeth.
Has anyone had good luck using this kind of service to produce a good
dovetail saw? Or should I send it off to someone who can do it by
Any suggestions for a reputable saw sharpener? And I *know*
going to tell me to learn to sharpen it myself. That's a project for
down the road -- and a cheaper saw.