Can someone please tell me where I can buy a hand saw sharpening set. I need the files and the teeth set tool. My 50 year old tenon saw is in need of some care and attention. I have tried Ebay in USA, UK and Australia and nothing on them.
Starting on a relatively fine-toothed saw is a challenge, but it's not too bad. If you've got a handsaw with 2-8ppi, that's an easier place to start. That said:
The chart I use to pick a file size is here: http://norsewoodsmith.com/content/un...saw-file-sizes
I'm not sure what country you're in, but Lee Valley sells a number of sizes
, useful if you're in North America. In Europe, a quick search found me Dieter Schmid Fine Tools
: I don't know anything about them, but their prices are in Euros, so I assume they're somewhere in Europe. Amazon has them too: just search under "taper saw file".
Amazon has a number of saw sets listed: I searched for "saw set tool".
I find hand-sharpening to be tedious, but not particularly difficult, at least on saws with a reasonable number of teeth per inch. Sharpening a dovetail saw that runs about 15tpi was truly frustrating. If you're going to have them done professionally, I recommend trying to find a place that does it by hand. The one saw I sent out for professional sharpening came back with oddly raked teeth and WAY too much set. It's more or less useable for rough cuts, but isn't actually much use in the shop.