another arrow in the quiver

set_blogWhile working on a saw I realized I forgot another great way to recognize set. Often I find older sharpened saws have a good deal of fleam. Once jointed its very easy to see the angles on the leading edge of the tooth and use it to determine the direction each tooth was set.

In the photo above the saw sits in the vise: handle to the left (I’m south pawed). Looking at the above photo note orientation and angle of the leading (front) edge of the tooth. This indicates it was bent towards me. By “me” I mean the person seated at the vise. I would also call that bent to the right. So referring back to the previous post this plate would be Right Left Right.

Just another arrow in the quiver.

Joe Federici
Saw Pundit

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