Buck saw tooth set-up

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Buck saw tooth set-up

Post by Highway Bob » September 10th, 2020, 5:28 pm

I am working on restoring a buck saw with a 2" wide saw blade with the daintiest champion tooth pattern. I swaged the rakers to 0.004" and wonder what you think would be appropriate tooth set.

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Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

Post by PATCsawyer » September 11th, 2020, 4:41 am

Try 0.025" to start. The blades are thin and can bind like bow saw blades. Simonds made a #550 jointer that has a wresting notch and bottom shims for summer/winter raker height. I've only filed a couple of these so I'm no expert, but they cut better when I was through. Saw in pics is a family heirloom that hangs in our cabin but it'll cut if I need it to.
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Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

Post by Highway Bob » September 11th, 2020, 9:07 am

Thank you PATCsawyer - I wondered if that would work, as it appears the existing set is 0.020"+/-. 0.025" it is! Is 0.004" on the rakers acceptable?

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Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

Post by PATCsawyer » September 11th, 2020, 11:56 am

I don't recall what height I used, but I mic'd the shims on my #550 and they were 0.012" winter / 0.020" summer. Depending on what type of wood you're cutting you can use those settings as a starting point.

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Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

Post by Highway Bob » September 11th, 2020, 12:25 pm

Thank you PATCsawyer - wow, that sounds really aggressive. More swage - I like that.

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Re: Buck saw tooth set-up

Post by PATCsawyer » September 11th, 2020, 1:55 pm

You can try them higher and then bring them down a little as an experiment. Easier to take metal off than to put it back on.

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