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The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws 4145

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #30 on: September 24, 2017, 12:03:33 AM »
3 of my saws.  The saw on the Swisstool is phenomenal!!  The other 2 are my Woodsman and my Huntsman.

Barry
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #31 on: September 24, 2017, 12:05:52 AM »
That saw sharpening thread is awesome. I have never had to sharpen a SAK saw despite a fair amount of use. I do occasionally "strop" them on an ultrafine ceramic hone which seems to keep the points very pointy. I did though just today pull out a beater SAK I bought cheap for mods and while most tools are in decent shape the saw is noticeably worn and feels very dull to the touch. Now I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what a good sharpening can accomplish.

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #32 on: September 24, 2017, 12:29:21 AM »
That saw sharpening thread is awesome. I have never had to sharpen a SAK saw despite a fair amount of use. I do occasionally "strop" them on an ultrafine ceramic hone which seems to keep the points very pointy. I did though just today pull out a beater SAK I bought cheap for mods and while most tools are in decent shape the saw is noticeably worn and feels very dull to the touch. Now I'm kind of looking forward to seeing what a good sharpening can accomplish.

That sounds like a cool thread all on it's own  :tu: Don't forget the piccies  ;) :D



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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #33 on: September 24, 2017, 01:17:56 AM »
That sounds like a cool thread all on it's own  :tu: Don't forget the piccies  ;) :D

Agreed :cheers:
Just need to track down some small, preferably diamond, triangular files.
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The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #34 on: September 25, 2017, 12:05:52 AM »
Hurricane Harvey gave us a little mold smell. So today I was trying to trace the source. I wanted to cut a small panel in a wall in my garage. Of the saws that I have, the only one that would fit the shallow depth was my SAK saw.


As I cut, I saw white dust falling out of the cut and assumed I was sawing through dry wall behind the plywood--but my saw started to dull incredibly fast! It had never dulled before! What the...?

Once I had access to a hole saw, I cut some holes so see what was behind the panel. It turns out, I had been sawing through BRICK with my SAK saw! Fireplace brick to be exact (which is a softer brick).


So on one hand, I want to give a few good Tim "The Toolman" Taylor grunts. On the other, I nearly killed the saw in my Craftsman.
So now I basically HAVE TO buy a Swiss Champ.

Here you can see some of the dulling of the teeth from sawing the stone.


PS Sorry to any collectors who are cringing at the thought of me ruining my, discontinued, Craftsman.



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« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 12:28:31 AM by Tired_Yeti »
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #35 on: September 25, 2017, 12:32:10 AM »
Hurricane Harvey gave us a little mold smell. So today I was trying to trace the source. I wanted to cut a small panel in a wall in my garage. Of the saws that I have, the only one that would fit the shallow depth was my SAK saw.
(Image removed from quote.)

As I cut, I saw white dust falling out of the cut and assumed I was sawing through dry wall behind the plywood--but my saw started to dull incredibly fast! It had never dulled before! What the...?

Once I had access to a hole saw, I cut some holes so see what was behind the panel. It turns out, I had been sawing through BRICK with my SAK saw! Fireplace brick to be exact (which is a softer brick).
(Image removed from quote.)

So on one hand, I want to give a few good Tim "The Toolman" Taylor grunts. On the other, I nearly killed the saw in my Craftsman.
So now I basically HAVE TO buy a Swiss Champ.

Here you can see some of the dulling of the teeth from sawing the stone.
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

PS Sorry to any collectors who are cringing at the thought of me ruining my, discontinued, Craftsman.



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:facepalm:
Sharpening time!
(Or modding time, replace the dull saw with a new one?)

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #36 on: September 25, 2017, 12:38:28 AM »
Mod it with a replacement saw!!!

Barry
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #37 on: September 25, 2017, 12:45:41 AM »
Hurricane Harvey gave us a little mold smell. So today I was trying to trace the source. I wanted to cut a small panel in a wall in my garage. Of the saws that I have, the only one that would fit the shallow depth was my SAK saw.
(Image removed from quote.)

As I cut, I saw white dust falling out of the cut and assumed I was sawing through dry wall behind the plywood--but my saw started to dull incredibly fast! It had never dulled before! What the...?

Once I had access to a hole saw, I cut some holes so see what was behind the panel. It turns out, I had been sawing through BRICK with my SAK saw! Fireplace brick to be exact (which is a softer brick).
(Image removed from quote.)

So on one hand, I want to give a few good Tim "The Toolman" Taylor grunts. On the other, I nearly killed the saw in my Craftsman.
So now I basically HAVE TO buy a Swiss Champ.

Here you can see some of the dulling of the teeth from sawing the stone.
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

PS Sorry to any collectors who are cringing at the thought of me ruining my, discontinued, Craftsman.



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:facepalm:
Sharpening time!
(Or modding time, replace the dull saw with a new one?)

:imws:

Certainly give sharpening a try, and talk us through the results  :D With pics  ;) :D



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #38 on: September 25, 2017, 01:45:32 AM »
I'm with 50.  You've nothing to lose and might save yourself a rebuild.

Barry
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #39 on: September 25, 2017, 04:05:28 AM »
That looks to be a bit worse off than the one I mentioned above. I tested the dull saw against one that has only seen a small amount of wood sawing and the dull one seems to be cutting wood at about half the rate of the sharp one.
I'll try to get some pics of it tomorrow and do some timed cutting tests. I'm very curious to see how close to factory sharpness I can get it and also with how much effort.

As a teenager I used to use a chainsaw for three or four hours a day and learned to sharpen a 21 inch chain in around 5 - 10 minutes, and that time without a doubt made a huge difference in productivity. We regularly sharpened them once a day.
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The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #40 on: September 25, 2017, 05:50:22 AM »
I'm going to see if I can work on the saw with this sharpener.


I think it's the only one I have that may be small enough to fit between the teeth

UPDATE: OK. The Victorinox sharpener is not small enough. It might be possible to fabricate something that would work by using sandpaper and toothpicks. It's looking like it may just be easier to replace the saw blade with a new one.
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« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 06:01:50 AM by Tired_Yeti »
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #41 on: September 25, 2017, 06:07:14 AM »
A small triangular file will be about $ 1.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #42 on: September 25, 2017, 06:20:10 AM »
$1  :o 
That is outrageous! For only $3 more I could by a latte from my local Starbucks :ahhh
 :D
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2017, 06:30:55 AM »
$1  :o 
That is outrageous! For only $3 more I could by a latte from my local Starbucks :ahhh
 :D

Now that is outrageous. Four dollars wll make me a gallon of coffee and you won't see me at Starbucks!

I'm off to work now, will shoot a pic of the file later today.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2017, 08:38:08 AM »
@Yeti: Still a few such work with the saw and you have a fish scaler.  ;)

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2017, 11:38:28 AM »
@Yeti: Still a few such work with the saw and you have a fish scaler.  ;)
LOL!


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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2017, 12:25:36 PM »
Big fan of the saw - over half the SAK's I own have it and here they are: Swisschamp, Greenwood, Camper Plus, BuSchroder, SI Farmer, Wenger Professional 1.11.71 and unknown Wenger.
« Last Edit: September 25, 2017, 12:27:18 PM by magentus »

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2017, 12:35:36 PM »
Big fan of the saw - over half the SAK's I own have it and here they are: Swisschamp, Greenwood, Camper Plus, BuSchroder, SI Farmer, Wenger Professional 1.11.71 and unknown Wenger.
You've got one more comming in!

Will post this week as promissed.

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2017, 12:37:50 PM »
Big fan of the saw - over half the SAK's I own have it and here they are: Swisschamp, Greenwood, Camper Plus, BuSchroder, SI Farmer, Wenger Professional 1.11.71 and unknown Wenger.
You've got one more comming in!

Will post this week as promissed.
:salute:

Cheers Nick!

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'Derail a thread and we'll come at you like a block of cheese'. Captain Mags and Sergeant Fuzzbucket of the Anti Derai.... mmmmmmm cheese
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #49 on: September 25, 2017, 01:12:41 PM »
@Mags  :drool: :drool: :like: Love that lineup!!!

Barry
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2017, 01:14:01 PM »
Thanks Baz  :salute: Pretty sweet!  :cheers:

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #51 on: September 25, 2017, 04:32:56 PM »


Big fan of the saw - over half the SAK's I own have it and here they are: Swisschamp, Greenwood, Camper Plus, BuSchroder, SI Farmer, Wenger Professional 1.11.71 and unknown Wenger.
You've got one more comming in!

Will post this week as promissed.
:salute:

Cheers Nick!

Seems like your package hit my mailbox today!
Maybe I can use the envelope to send the saw back :think:

Anyway, It always makes my day when I get a friendly message along with it!

Thanks buddy! They are/will.

I know a SAK that will get a new coat today :dd:

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #52 on: September 25, 2017, 04:36:08 PM »
Glad they arrived safe and sound Nick - it's always a gamble firing an envelope from the torpedo tubes on this rustbucket.  :ahhh

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #53 on: September 25, 2017, 05:02:52 PM »


Glad they arrived safe and sound Nick - it's always a gamble firing an envelope from the torpedo tubes on this rustbucket.  :ahhh

:D
What a beauty she became....

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #54 on: September 25, 2017, 05:03:52 PM »
Oh and to stay on topic :facepalm:

Herd's what magsie will receive in return:

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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #55 on: September 25, 2017, 05:16:46 PM »
Never SAW one of those. What tool does it belong to?
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #56 on: September 25, 2017, 05:30:22 PM »
It's not easy making decent pics of this. But I think you'll get the idea.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #57 on: September 25, 2017, 06:54:13 PM »
It's not easy making decent pics of this. But I think you'll get the idea.
The problem with my saw teeth is that they are blunted at the top. The teeth no longer have sharp tips. Do you think this method of sharpening will fix that?


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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #58 on: September 25, 2017, 07:02:28 PM »
Hurricane Harvey gave us a little mold smell. So today I was trying to trace the source. I wanted to cut a small panel in a wall in my garage. Of the saws that I have, the only one that would fit the shallow depth was my SAK saw.
(Image removed from quote.)

As I cut, I saw white dust falling out of the cut and assumed I was sawing through dry wall behind the plywood--but my saw started to dull incredibly fast! It had never dulled before! What the...?

Once I had access to a hole saw, I cut some holes so see what was behind the panel. It turns out, I had been sawing through BRICK with my SAK saw! Fireplace brick to be exact (which is a softer brick).
(Image removed from quote.)

So on one hand, I want to give a few good Tim "The Toolman" Taylor grunts. On the other, I nearly killed the saw in my Craftsman.
So now I basically HAVE TO buy a Swiss Champ.

Here you can see some of the dulling of the teeth from sawing the stone.
(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)(Image removed from quote.)

PS Sorry to any collectors who are cringing at the thought of me ruining my, discontinued, Craftsman.



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A friend of mine did the same with MY Spirit BO. It was so dull, I could clean my teeth and gum with it.
I've sent it to Vic repair, but it hasn't returned yet.
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Re: The SAWs thread -- Swiss Army Woodsaws
« Reply #59 on: September 25, 2017, 07:11:12 PM »
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