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does any one have and keep sharp a good cross cut saw for fire wood? i have learned to sharpen and find them very effective as an alternitive to gas powerd chain saws
 

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Yes. I have a one man and a two man and darnit I should sharpen them so when I really need them I am not feeling like a total lame doofus. I recall that my one man doesnt cut well and that all the teeth are in a straight line so as to not allow for a kerf. Do you have any advice on sharpening these? Thanks
 

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I have 2 - 1 man and 1 - 2 man that I picked up cheap at auctions. I took the 2 man to a sharpening service because I wanted to have the kerf set. He started to set the teeth near the handle and one broke so he stopped and just sharpened it. I haven't tried it out yet but it looks and feels like it should cut well. I'll sharpen the other 2 one of these days. :rolleyes:

But like MMM said; I'll use the chainsaws as long as I can afford and get gas. The crosscuts are just a backup right now.
 

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Do you have any advice on sharpening these? Thanks
sharpining these saws depends on the condition of the one you have. the off set teeth or cutting teeth will put a groove in the wood and the racker teeth work like a plane to shave a small amount of wood . the cutting teeth should be slitly higher then the racker. the biggest thing is to keep them greesed,the whole blade. I use bear fat that has been renderd but any animal fat will work. the greese not only keeps rust away but allows the saw to slide threw the log easer
 

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We have crosscut saws, and chain saws, but we built a leg powered chainsaw from an old flywheel type stationary bike and a 24" chainsaw bar :2thumb:
 

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Kind of off topic,but my grandpa hooked one end of a busted crosscut saw to an old water tank and hung it from a tree limb and used it as a one man sawmill,it was even easier than the two man thing.
 

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Kind of off topic,but my grandpa hooked one end of a busted crosscut saw to an old water tank and hung it from a tree limb and used it as a one man sawmill,it was even easier than the two man thing.
Good idea! The most difficult thing about using a two-man saw is getting the timing right!
 

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Good idea! The most difficult thing about using a two-man saw is getting the timing right!
Riiiigggghhhht...timing! Sure, dear husband MMM, and having me on one end NOT remembering to only pull and not push my end of the crosscut, and YOU on the other end, big strong guy, yanking me halfway through the log with your super-guy muscles! :gaah:

Think we'll ever get it right! :D :surrender:
 

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Now Now Now Kids. Fight nice. :D
 

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Riiiigggghhhht...timing! Sure, dear husband MMM, and having me on one end NOT remembering to only pull and not push my end of the crosscut, and YOU on the other end, big strong guy, yanking me halfway through the log with your super-guy muscles! :gaah:

Think we'll ever get it right! :D :surrender:
More practice? :D
 

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Riiiigggghhhht...timing! Sure, dear husband MMM, and having me on one end NOT remembering to only pull and not push my end of the crosscut, and YOU on the other end, big strong guy, yanking me halfway through the log with your super-guy muscles! :gaah:

Think we'll ever get it right! :D :surrender:
MMM.. I'll pay for pictures of that !!!!
 

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New old tools...

I posted this site waaaayyy back and hadda hunt it down..but it has some great tools that you don't find every day...

Crosscut Saw Company
 
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