Fig 73 Filing Down The Rakers

smooth, shiny surface is left which may be readily seen by placing the saw in front of a window, or in some other place where the light will shine on the tip of the tooth.

A tool called a "saw jointer," or crosscut-saw fitting tool, is very desirable, and almost necessary for jointing the saw and for filing down the rakers. The use of such a tool in jointing a saw is shown in Figure 72. A flat file is held in the tool at right angles to the side of the saw, and is run over the teeth with forward strokes of the, file until all the

The teeth, being large, make it difficult to hold a file in the hands, as is done in fitting handsaws.

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