A forum about crosscut saw filing
This is a great thread! Thanks for sharing your experience everyone. I am tracking this because I have 2 saws that have what I call "Smokejumper Bends" in them. There is not a defined area of the saw that is bent, the whole saw hangs with a curve from tip to tip. I have straitened ones like these in the past by hammering them flat, very time consuming and hard (at least I am) on the saws. Could these saws be rolled to take that type of bend out? Or am I way off base?
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If you could find a sheet metal fab shop with a wide roll would be optimum. In a saw shop we use the narrow stretcher rolls and roll multiple times to accomplish it.. smoke jumpers bend the saw in a horseshoe shape and it makes cross bends mid saw body. Long saws rolled into a crate tends to bend the whole saw and more so on the narrow ends. Both will be a lot of light hammering either way.
Hi this is brother ben. I have beentrying to level a 3 ft. crosscut saw. I can get it some what staight but then there is a few seys or teeth and rakers that bow out. I tried using one side as control and leveling it from the spine to the cutting edge,the whole lenghth.it gave a uniform bow the legth of the saw.i tried hammering the opposite side.i still cannot get the teeth in line.i tried to bend the teeth to conform,but made the rent worse.