Leveling and Tensioning

A forum about crosscut saw filing
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Re: Leveling and Tensioning

Post by Double Ott » November 22nd, 2012, 6:46 pm

Diabolo, Thank you, Tom
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Re: Leveling and Tensioning

Post by Diabolo » November 23rd, 2012, 6:11 am

Tom, these are the roll-tensioning marks I was refering to.


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Re: Leveling and Tensioning

Post by BD Rec » June 28th, 2013, 5:29 am

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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Re: Leveling and Tensioning

Post by Starling_Saw » June 28th, 2013, 7:40 am

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.