Hand saws 'binding' - what does it mean?

Discussion in 'Carpenters' Talk' started by Roy66, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. Roy66

    Roy66 New Member

    I've come across several hand saws online that claim to prevent 'binding'. What exactly is binding, and what causes it?

    Cheers,

    R
     
  2. mof

    mof Member

    Binding is when the wood closes on the saw, it can be due to not properly seasond wood or when the saw has not enough "set" (the teeth are not splayed out enough). too much set is as bad as not enough.
     
  3. Systemmaster

    Systemmaster New Member

    As Roy66 says an easier way to describe it might be to say that the saw gets stuck in the slot you are sawing 
     
  4. was dunc before

    was dunc before New Member

    With today's technology most mass produced saws don't suffer from this. so its a convenient thing to say by the manufacturers.  However some materials may close on the cut and the saw will get stuck. keep the cut open with a wedge.
     

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