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Forum topic by George Pagliarulo posted 01-14-2019 08:32 PM 413 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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George Pagliarulo

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01-14-2019 08:32 PM

Topic tags/keywords: saw set stanley 42x handsaw sharpening

I am looking for a saw set so that I can start sharpening my ip and crosscut saws. I’ve been looking for a Stanley 42X on Ebay. But haven’t found one I want yet. There are lots of other sets from other manufacturers but I don’t know which ones are worth having. Can anyone provide an nformation on what saw sets I should look at?
As far as the Stanley 42x, I’m looking at that one because Ilke the idea of the clamp that holds the saw when setting the tooth, but, I’m new to handsaw sharpening. Is that feature really worth passing on other saw sets to get?
Thanks for any info.

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#1 posted 01-14-2019 08:56 PM

I do like the plunger/hammer type. I ended finding an OK deal on an Eclipse 77. I almost bought a 42x on Jim Bode tools. Pricey, but he has several to choose from.
Blackburn tools lists some other models here and info :

And Paul Sellers recommends a Somax if you are opting for new ( he seems to find better deals on used than I have ever seen):

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