Where To Do The Filing

After a saw is jointed, the teeth are likely to be unlike in size and shape. Each tooth must then be examined carefully and the filing directed in a manner shown in Figure 56. The dotted lines show the shape to file the teeth.

The action of a ripsaw is shown in Figure 52. It will be noted that the teeth are a series of chisels, and if all the teeth are alike, each will cut and force out an equal amount of wood.

Setting the Saw

The last step in fitting a ripsaw is that of setting it. (See Fig. 57.) The purpose of the set is to make a saw kerf wider than the thickness of the blade of the saw. Saws for wet and green wood require more set than do saws for dry wood, and the amount of set to give a saw is determined by the work it will be

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