Buzz Saw blade sharpening

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  1. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ive got the buzz saw my grandad gave my dad for a wedding present in 1940. Ive used it for 30 yrs. Ive always let sombody else sharpen the blade till now I cant find anybody around Tulsa to do it. SO im wondering. If we assume the blade is still mounted on the saw, and if a certain tooth, to sharpen it causes me to, say tilt the file to the right, then to swedge it, do I hammer it to the left. Or to the right. Hope to be sawing tomorrow, WITH A SHARP BLADE LOL
     
  2. ericjeeper

    ericjeeper Well-Known Member

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    I am not following your hammering swedge stuff.. The term "set" is used so lets say the tooth hangs out to the right.. every other tooth should lean left or right.The tip of the point should be the sharpest. Gosh this is hard to describe.
    lets assume the set is correct just file the teeth a little bit following the current angle. til you get a shap edge and point.. Good luck. Hopefully someone else will chime in soon. with a better description.
     

  3. PyroDon

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    Think hes speaking of setting the teeth . which may or may not be needed .
    I simply use a good flat file on the inside of the thooth and file it back to flat , the Tooth tip should then be sharp .
     
  4. ovendoctor

    ovendoctor north of the lift bridge

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    If I understand you right you are sharpening a buzz saw blade for ripping logs
    not cutting off for length[cross cut]
    take the swaging tool and widen the tooth 1/4 the thickness of the blade
    [if the blade is 1/8'' swag the tooth so its 3/16'' wide at the cutting edge]
    so you end up with 1/32'' wider on both side
    flat file the tooth 90 degrees to the blade[or square to the blade]

    hope this helps
     
  5. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    pyroDon by Filing the tooth black flat. All the teeth are at an angle. And Doc, the setting tool is a hammer
     
  6. ovendoctor

    ovendoctor north of the lift bridge

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    gotta make the cutting edge wider thain the blade

    follow the exsisting angles of the tooth[unless you hit a chunk of steel :shrug: ]
     
  7. PyroDon

    PyroDon Well-Known Member

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    Sorry FB Im not explaining very well .
    wish i could show you since I cant seem to put it in words .