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.
Unless otherwise requested, the teeth will be cut with 0° of rake, giving a fast-cutting saw. You will
need to joint, sharpen, and set the teeth. Use a 10" regular taper triangular saw file (available below) for sharpening the teeth.
Because the location of the holes securing the blade to the frame or hardware is not standardized, you will need to drill or punch
your own holes. Drilling is best done with carbide; an ordinary masonry drill bit can be used if you have a way to sharpen the tip.
Otherwise, I sell the same carbide drill bits that I use in my shop below. If you
have neither the means or 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
- Premium 1095 spring steel, hardened and tempered to Rc 48-51.
- Blade is 0.042" thick (not taper ground).
- 3 1/3 points per inch (2 1/3 teeth per inch).
- Blades are deblued and lightly sanded, but not polished.
Made in the USA.