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Well, I guess I won't be doing a short discussion of this one, since the forum won't let me upload my pictures....

These two give a good overview. Enjoy....
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I think I was about 8 when I had my first experance being on a missory whip (a two man cross cut). By the time I was 10 I learned to sharpen it.
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I was never fond of those. I use a bow saw quite a bit, and my 46" one is pretty good for most things. As to the 'misery whip', my brother used to loaf a lot, and I didn't have a very good experience with that one....
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When I was a kid my dad had a setup where he could sharpen anything from a little file, circular saw blades to chainsaws. He taught me. I haven't done that in years. That's something I would think about doing again if there was money to be made. That's the question.
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Used to, there was a little shop in just about every town where one of the old timers would do this kind of work. Belsaw furnished a kit that would handle most kinds of saw, and they're still in business, which kinda surprises me. The site appears to handle mostly the planers and such these days, and not the saw sharpening kit. Pity, that....
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I saw a complete Belsaw setup in a garage sale a few weeks ago for
$100.00. You'd have to be really seriously into sharpening saws to
set up all that stuff.

One of the things that's happened is that now it's cheaper to buy a new
(Chinese made) saw than it is to get an old one sharpened.

But I'm sure that when Obama manages to turn America into Kenya, all of
the tole-painted misery whips will come down off the walls of the vacated
rustic yuppie restaurants, and we will be having at them with the
three-cornered files, forthwith...
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I do find it strange that it is cheaper just to buy a new blade or chain than to sharpen it yourself or have it sharpened. I got all into sharpening my chainsaw chains until I realized I could buy a lifetimes worth of new chains for way less than I would pay for a professional sharpening setup. and filing just doesn't get it like new. same goes for bow saw blades.
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I sharpen chainsaw chain, hand crosscut saws, bandmill blades, and even hardened bow saw blades. I find the satisfaction of creating a sharp tool is worth the effort. Also, perfection is not required, if it is sharper than it was, and I can still use it, fine.
I found I could sharpen hardened bow saw blades with an air power die grinder with the side of a small cut off disk. I just lightly brush the edge of the tooth with the spinning disk.
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I bought a cheap Harbor Freight Chinese sharpener.....and then sold it on craigslist, what junk.


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