The new Veritas saw file holder is a great tool for holding a saw file at the proper rake and fleam angles. For a good review of this innovative new tool look here. If you have been thinking of trying to sharpen your saws I hope this tool will push you to it, because it is not as difficult as you think and this tool will take the guesswork out of holding the file at the proper angles.
However, if your tool budget won’t allow for a $40 file holder, or you just don’t want to spend money to make the saw sharpening attempt then read on. Below is a re-post of an article that I wrote some time back on the saw file holder that I use. This one can be yours for a little time, some scraps of wood and a screw and washer.
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