I came across a really good article with pictures on this - I'll have to check my PC for the bookmark.How are they sharpened? My father in law gave me two older ones that I plan to restore at some point.
Yes, if I remember correctly the actual configuration of the teeth falls under the Tuttle design patent... I've been wrong before though! And lance is the term for the scoring teeth I couldn't recall earlier :smile:Actually the tooth pattern on my saw is a perforated lance tooth, best suited for softwood. I don't follow on the plate sharpened on the back to creat a felling saw. Are you saying if my saw had no teeth then teeth could be put on the back to create a felling saw? It seems the curve of the blade would be in the wrong direction, concave rather than convex. Please elaborate.