For those interested in learning and practicing woodworking as it was done in centuries past, or with a special piece of wood
too large to run through your bandsaw, frame saws offer a viable method of resawing lumber and ripping planks. Blades like these
have been used and proven for hundreds of years. Available in three different sizes to cover a wide range of ripping and resawing
- Premium 1095 spring steel, hardened and tempered to Rc 48-51.
- Blades are NOT taper ground.
- Blades are deblued, but not polished.
- Blades feature an untoothed section at the front of the blade for easy and accurate starts.
If you are looking for the hardware by itself, that can be ordered
separately. Or buy the complete kit (blade and hardware together) for a
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
(using the taper triangular saw files 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 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
Drilling the holes: 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.
Blade details: Available in 4 sizes (see table below), 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. Because these saws are meant to cut fast, the teeth have
approximately 0° of rake (unless otherwise requested).
*All dimensions are in inches.
**For more details regarding hardware and blade compatibility, please visit the
Roubo frame saw hardware page.
***Cutting range is, of course, only an approximation. When in doubt, choose the larger blade;
you will seldom regret the increased speed and capacity.
(W x L x T)
|2" x 32" x 0.032"
||Up to 5"
|| 8" Reg
|3" x 36" x 0.042"
||4" - 8"
|4" x 48" x 0.042"
Made in the USA.