- Roubo Frame Saw Blade -


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Roubo frame saw blade

The base configuration for these frame saw blades is unsharpened and undrilled; these blades will need to be jointed, set, and sharpened and drilled for the hardware before use.

Sharpened (includes jointing and setting) and/or drilled blades can also be ordered using the dropdown menus below. If you order sharpened blades, I will set the teeth for use in dry woods. If you will be working primarily in green woods, please include a note with your order so that I can add a little extra set to prevent binding.

If you order drilled blades, please email a sketch that shows hole location(s) and diameters to isaac@blackburntools.com after ordering.

If you will sharpen the blade and/or drill the holes yourself, saw files and carbide drill bits for doing so are available below.

Because these are semi-custom items, please allow two to three weeks for delivery. If you need them sooner than that, let me know and I will do my best to accomodate your request.

Blades will be shipped flat whenever possible; however, due to postal restrictions on package lengths, blades over 36" shipped to Australia and Mexico will be coiled. Shipping within the US and select other countries will be calculated during checkout. For shipping charges to other countries, please contact me before ordering.


                            Blade options  

3" x 36" frame saw blade - from $54






                            Blade options  

3" x 48" frame saw blade - from $60






                            Blade options  

4" x 48" frame saw blade - from $70





3/16" carbide spade drill bit

Solid carbide spade drill bit

For drilling holes in hardened spring steel, these solid carbide drill bits are unequaled. Designed specifically for drilling sheet metal, they will not "grab" the metal as they exit. So long as you take care of it (don't drop it and don't push it too hard while drilling), this bit will last a LONG time.

Recommended only for use in a drill press.

Shipping within the US and select other countries will be calculated during checkout. For shipping charges to other countries, please contact me before ordering.


3/16" carbide spade drill bit - $12.00 each





Bahco 10" regular taper saw file

To sharpen your frame saw blade, you will need a taper saw file. These files (made in Portugal) are the proper size for the teeth on my Roubo frame saw blades, and are of the highest quality. Double cut, 21/32" across each face.

Expect to use up one file for the intial sharpening; you should be able to get a few touch-ups out of each file thereafter.

Please note that these will NOT fit in the RakeMaker I or II.

Shipping within the US and select other countries will be calculated during checkout. For shipping charges to other countries, please contact me before ordering.


Bahco 10" regular taper saw file - $13.50 each









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Many thanks to Shannon Rogers of The Hand Tool School for this video of his Roubo frame saw in action.