Jeff Gorman wrote:
> : -----Original Message-----
> : From: Michael McCarthy [mailto:mccarthymp@h...]
> : Sent: 17 January 2003 14:42
> : To: oldtools
> : Subject: [oldtools] Re: saw sharpening made a little easier
> : A question for the porch: On small back saws (12-18)I have heard
> : that no set is required.
> The saw needs some steerage way in the kerf. Otherwise once launched,
> the saw will be obliged to follow the initial direction.
I though many people considered this a desirable FEATURE,
at least in dovetail saws.
In hardwoods I find the filing burr provides adequate