For those interested in learning and practicing woodworking as it was done in centuries past, a frame saw offers a viable method
of resawing lumber.
While the teeth can be filed into the saw plate, their large size makes this a daunting and time-consuming task that eats saw files.
These blades have punched teeth that are ready to sharpen. If you are new to sharpening, this saw blade is a
good introduction to the art. The rip profile is easier to sharpen than a crosscut one, and while the large teeth require
a little more effort to file, their size makes it easy to see what you are doing.
Blades are available in 3" or 4" widths. Standard lengths are 36" and 48", with custom lengths of up to 50" available. Blades
are deblued; this is not a fine polish or mirror finish, but is perfectly serviceable. They can be used as is, or sanded to a
more polished finish before sharpening.
If you prefer to sharpen your own saws, the blade can be ordered with punched teeth, ready for you to joint, set, and sharpen
(use a 10" regular taper triangular saw file, sold below or here, for sharpening).
If you are new to sharpening, this saw blade is a good introduction to the art. The rip profile is easier to sharpen than a crosscut
one, while the large teeth make it easy to see what you are doing.
If you are using your own hardware, you can order your blade without holes so that you can drill or punch it to fit your
frame and hardware. Drilling is best done with carbide; I sell the same
carbide drill bits that I use in my shop below. An ordinary masonry drill
bit can also be used if you have a way to sharpen the tip. If you have neither the means nor the inclination to drill
or punch your own holes, I do offer that service.
If you are not yet ready to tackle your own sharpening, I offer sharpened blades. These blades are jointed, set, and sharpened
to my high standards, and are ready to cut (they may require side dressing to fine tune the tracking, which is explained in the
- 36" long blade is 3" wide, 0.042" thick, and has 3 1/3 points per inch (2 1/3 teeth per inch).
- 48" long blade is 4" wide, 0.042" thick, and has 3 1/3 points per inch (2 1/3 teeth per inch).
- Premium 1095 spring steel, hardened and tempered to Rc 48-51.
- Blades are NOT taper ground.
- Blades are deblued and lightly sanded, but not polished.
Made in the USA.