The saw blade is one of the most important features of a circular saw. It has to be strong and durable while also being relatively thin so that it can cut through different materials efficiently.
Achieving this balance between strength and flexibility is difficult, which means that you need to take care of your blades in order for them to last as long as possible. In this blog post, we’ll provide tips on how you can sharpen a silky saw!
How Can You Sharpen a Silky Saw?
There are few ways on how you can sharpen a silky saw.
One way is to use an electric sharpener. To do this, you just need to place the silky saw in a stationary position and turn on the electric sharpener.
Another way is by using hand tools such as files, grinding wheels, or stones. To use this method, you need to secure your silky saw firmly against a sturdy work surface with one end resting over a block of wood.
One more way is by using oilstones to sharpen the blade of your saw. First, you need to soak the stones in cannaoil for at least 30 minutes before starting the sharpening process. Then place one stone on a work surface that has an angle of about 20 degrees or so with its long side facing left and right like P shape.
You should also make sure that it’s flat enough as well as clean and dry all throughout the whole time. Afterward, hold your silky saw firmly against this stone, making sure not to move it back and forth but rather moving only up and down while applying consistent pressure towards downward movement. Keep doing these steps until you see sparks appearing on top of the saw blade.
Using a file is also another way on how you can sharpen your silky saw. First, place the file in a vise and secure it firmly to avoid slipping or sliding.
After that, you need to hold your silky saw against the sharpening stone handle first with one hand, then start filing across its blade by moving backward and forward at medium speed until you see metal shavings coming out of the cuts.
When doing this, make sure not to tilt either side up or down but rather keep them straight while applying consistent pressure towards downward movement. Do these steps slowly as well as quietly so that no sparks are produced during the sharpening process. Afterward, wipe off all excess filings using a damp cloth, then use clean water for rinsing.
Another way on how you can sharpen your silky saw is through using grinding wheels. First, secure the wheel firmly in place before starting the sharpening process.
After that, hold your silky saw against the grinder wheel with one hand while turning it around until metal shavings of equal size appear at both sides, then slowly pull back the blade of your saw towards yourself for about 12 inches or so, making sure not to move forward but rather keep moving backward-and-forward only.
This helps avoid accidents that could cause bodily harm and damage all throughout the whole time.
Lastly, be careful whenever doing this procedure because sparks are produced during cutting action hence make sure to wear protective eye gear at all times as well as a dust mask for safety purposes.
In this article, you have learned that there are several ways on how you can sharpen a silky saw. One way is by using an electric sharpener, which will help your saw’s blade become as good as new again after being regularly used or damaged, especially during cutting action.
You should also consider hand tools such as files, grinding wheels, and stones in order for them to be sturdy enough while performing the sharpening process without falling off from their respective positions.
Lastly, oilstones may also present another alternative option when it comes down to restoring blades back into their original shape before making use out of them once more. You may also check our blogs on how to join a band saw blade and cutting ceramic tile with a circular saw.