Other Saw Sharpening Equipment

 

The following represent some of the other saw sharpening equipment not shown on this site.  Much of the other saw sharpening equipment does not have as varied a design as saw sets, so only representative samples are shown below.

Saw Vises hold a saw so that the teeth can be set and filed.  The picture shows several types.  Some of the more expensive types were tiltable as these three are.
Saw Jointers are used to straighten the teeth over the length of the blade using a flat file.  Using a jointer will keep the saw from becoming scalloped.

 

 

Circular edge jointers are used to even out the side of the teeth after sharpening on a circular saw blade.

Saw Swages - Hammer type are used to squash the saw teeth outward.  A swage is used for rip saws - primarily saw mill blades circular and band.  The hammer type uses a hammer to hit the forming tool

Saw Swages - Forming Type are used to squash the saw teeth outward.  A swage is used for rip saws - primarily saw mill blades circular and band.  The forming type uses leverage to squash the teeth.
Raker Gages are used to file raker teeth on two man type whip saws.  Made by many companies, the basic design and operation are the same.

Spiders are used to check the amount of set.  Used on the side of the blade, some were adjustable.  Also called set gauges.

Saw Gummers are used to increase the saw tooth gullet depth after repeated sharpenings.  These were not used much after the invention of the replaceable tooth.
Although not used to sharpen band saw blades, band saw brazing clamps were used to braze roll stock into continuous bands.
Filing guides are used to help control the angle and depth of the file.  Most mounted on top of the saw or vice and were fully adjustable.  This one was made by George H. Bishop & Co. Patented Sept 13, 1905.

 

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