Sharpening and Restoration Services
Sharpening: This includes setting, jointing and sharpening in rip or crosscut profiles. I do not use machines in my shop...all of this work is performed by hand in the traditional manner. Prices include either rip or crosscut profiles. Custom filing with your choice of rake and fleam angles at no extra charge. I can also file your saw with sloped gullets, upon request.
Dovetail saws: (backsaws under 10 inches): $35
Handsaws (any size) and Backsaws (10 to 20 inches): $50
Miter saws: $75
Filing: It is uncommon to find a vintage saw with well filed teeth, and as such, most old saws need some re-filing to define the correct tooth geometry before they can be properly set and sharpened. This process includes jointing, evening gullet depth, correcting rake angle an ensuring consistent tooth spacing and size. The cost is in addition to sharpening charges noted above.
For backsaws up to 20 inches: $25 to $100
For handsaws anysize and miter saws: $50 to $150
Re-toothing: For a saw that needs completely new teeth filed. Performed by hand and includes jointing down to the gullets and shaping new teeth.
For backsaws: $75 to $150
For handsaws: $125 to $250
Saw Smithing: This is traditional work with hammer and anvil to correct bows, kinks and warping in the saw plate.
Removing bows and kinks: $20 for single kink or slight bow, $30 for two or more kinks, compound warping or heavy bows.
Removal/reinstallation of saw backs: $30 (includes removal of back and reinstallation to correct a warped toothline)