or made in low O2 environment or lots of other possibilities since
steel making is complicated and the issue is more complicated when
you throw in something made long ago where the technique was only
know by few people including the alloy's composition
i.e. did they add special ingredients
It's difficult to comprehend the sense of long run-on sentences.
It would help you to convey your information more successfully
if you were to use basic grammar, capitalization and sentence structure
when formulating your pronouncements.
It appears that you're suggesting that the formulation of steel used
for cutting tools in the 20th century was some sort of mystery, which
is pretty far from reality.
As Leon pointed out, even stainless can show corrosion effects.
It appears you are only participating in this thread in
order to appear argumentative. I decline further participation.
Do your own research if you wish to learn the answers. I will
point out that there is a wikipedia entry on silver steel that
you may actually learn something from.
complain, complain, complain.
There are reasons that some "vintage" saws command higher
prices, starting with the quality of the steel in the blade,
the stiffness of the back (back/tenon/dovetail), the thickness
and taper of the blade, the set, the tooth grind (rip, crosscut) and
not to be discounted, appearance.
That said, for amateur dovetails, get a stanley dovetail saw
from home depot or lowes for a few bucks; take a ball-peen
hammer and an anvil (or the anvil on a bench vise) and carefully
reduce the set, evenly on both sides. Don't remove the set
entirely, but minimize it. Then test the saw in some end-grain;
if it doesn't follow your line, the set is probably asymmetric and
you'll need to adjust as necessary.
If you do as I suggested, you won't need a saw set. Just a
hammer and a flat surface is sufficient to _reduce_ the set.
The set on mass-produced dovetail saws is excessive and generally
uneven. It's pretty simple to reduce the set with a hammer.
an important aspect of this
pull out your nearest 18 point saw and look at the set
I can just make it out but to alter or reset or sharpen I'd definitely
that makes the jobs a lot harder for sure
I'll have to rig something up to do this right
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