how to use old vintage saw tooth setter

Why do you need a saw tooth setter?

Set is the amount by which the teeth on a saw protrude from the side of the blade. It is the set which creates the kerf to be wider than the blade and therefore prevents binding as the non-cutting part of the saw blade enters the cut. This allows easier cutting and good control.

How long does it take to set a tooth setter?

Set your blades to mill perfect lumber with Norwood’s Tooth Setter. Plunger-style design to accurately and systematically check the set of each tooth before engaging the mechanism to restore the set. Reset an entire blade in less than 15 minutes. The Norwood Standard Tooth Setter is factory-configured to set 1 ¼” blades.

How to set a dovetail saw tooth setter?

In a fix recently a small toothed dovetail saw needed setting before I could use it and I had no access to the usual nail punch (set USA) I use. I looked high and low for an alternative possibility but found nothing remotely suitable until I found a 2″ long wood screw.

What kind of tooth setter does Norwood sawmill use?

Set your blades to mill perfect lumber with Norwood’s Tooth Setter. Plunger-style design to accurately and systematically check the set of each tooth before engaging the mechanism to restore the set.

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