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PJH
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:09 pm    Post subject: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

of the fancy cut on the tip of this carpenter saw?

This old saw belonged to my father in law. I don't remember it ever being sharp enough to use. It hangs on a nail, waiting for a future generation to throw it away.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:46 am    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

To mark the spot where you want to make a cut and help keep the saw from moving sideways when you start the cut.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Saws can be sharpened. I've set teeth and sharpened saws. Lumber yards usually have a place they can send saws and blades.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:26 am    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Agree with you Phil, to make starting a cut easier.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 4:32 am    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

So you place the saw on the wood upside down and push the little knub against the edge where the cut needs to be to make a mark. Is that correct?
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've always called that a nib. It was there for cutting thick pieces of wood to clear any dust or splinters out of the cut to keep the saw from binding.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Dad built a new corn crib in 1969. The first thing he did was sharpen all the hand saws. He did 3 and let my older brother and I sharpen the last one. You can sharpen a saw all day, but if you don't set the teeth too you are wasting your time. We could saw a pine 2 x 4 in 2 and 1/2 strokes.

 
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: What's the purpose Reply to specific post Reply with quote

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(quoted from post at 17:27:11 09/23/22) Dad built a new corn crib in 1969. The first thing he did was sharpen all the hand saws. He did 3 and let my older brother and I sharpen the last one. You can sharpen a saw all day, but if you don't set the teeth too you are wasting your time. We could saw a pine 2 x 4 in 2 and 1/2 strokes.
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