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My first try at slicing a big fork for frames - my bowsaw handled the cross-cutting OK but is struggling with the ripsawing - any advice on blade type, please, like where to get a dedicated RIP blade in UK?

Meanwhile I am keeping the wood wet to prevent it from getting harder, does that make sense?

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Pull saw with large teeth and one with fine teeth.

The thing with pull saws is lighten up on the draw/pull because it requires less force.. just let the tool do the work.

I like this one and it is on Amazon...
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/hand-tools/hand-saws/2075372?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh9njBRCYARIsALJhQkFeZfKILCCVo6SAgaKOeSxFaJlfch-8o-uAGPVq6h5ocgR6ulD1uUEaAkUaEALw_wcB

Also for roughing out wet limbs see this or similar item...

Meccion Professional 8" Folding Hand Saw Heavy Duty 7TPI Tri Edge Mn Steel Blade - Ideal For Gardening Pruning, Tree Trimming, Camping and Hunting (8) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BF7RG3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_dhYDCbDEF1N4Q
 

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Pull saw with large teeth and one with fine teeth.
The thing with pull saws is lighten up on the draw/pull because it requires less force.. just let the tool do the work.
I like this one and it is on Amazon...
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/hand-tools/hand-saws/2075372?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh9njBRCYARIsALJhQkFeZfKILCCVo6SAgaKOeSxFaJlfch-8o-uAGPVq6h5ocgR6ulD1uUEaAkUaEALw_wcB
Also for roughing out wet limbs see this or similar item...
Meccion Professional 8" Folding Hand Saw Heavy Duty 7TPI Tri Edge Mn Steel Blade - Ideal For Gardening Pruning, Tree Trimming, Camping and Hunting (8) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BF7RG3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_dhYDCbDEF1N4Q
I'll take that advice and give it another go.. cheers buddy
 

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Here, take one of this saw, and your problems are solved for long time, and in future you just need the replacement blade when its got dull: https://www.fine-tools.com/ryoba.html
WOW! Thanks, lovely website, very reasonable prices.

I have Jap pullsaws for carpentry and small-boat-building, with seasoned wood, but this is very green damp wood, and I am ripping not cross-cutting. I shall email them with my photo and ask their advice.

Many thanks, very helpful!!!

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Pull saw with large teeth and one with fine teeth.

The thing with pull saws is lighten up on the draw/pull because it requires less force.. just let the tool do the work.

I like this one and it is on Amazon...
https://www.acehardware.com/departments/tools/hand-tools/hand-saws/2075372?x429=true&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&gclid=Cj0KCQiAh9njBRCYARIsALJhQkFeZfKILCCVo6SAgaKOeSxFaJlfch-8o-uAGPVq6h5ocgR6ulD1uUEaAkUaEALw_wcB

Also for roughing out wet limbs see this or similar item...

Meccion Professional 8" Folding Hand Saw Heavy Duty 7TPI Tri Edge Mn Steel Blade - Ideal For Gardening Pruning, Tree Trimming, Camping and Hunting (8) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BF7RG3K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_dhYDCbDEF1N4Q
Thanks, very helpful. I love pullsaws, I have had 2 of the exact same Shark Saw and now have the Irwin clone same size. They are great for general DIY in dry wood but a bit too fine for ripcutting thick green wood, in my experience.

I have a Draper folder pullsaw for my pocket when foraging, cheap but good enough .

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If you can afford it, you cant go wrong with a Silky saw. I use one every day .
Thanks, very helpful. I have googled Silky Saw and it is a pocket folder pullsaw? Yes, I have a Draper fplder pullsaw for foraging, but please look at the size of this mega-fork, and remember, I am ripping not cross-cutting.

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Hi again.

Here, take one of this saw, and your problems are solved for long time, and in future you just need the replacement blade when its got dull: https://www.fine-tools.com/ryoba.html
I emailed Dieter Schmid at Feine Werkzeuge and he replied as follows:

"Thank you very much for your interest in our range of tools and your inquiry. Unfortunately, for rip cutting we can´t offer you something faster. Today it´s unusual to work this way."

So I'll have to persevere with my bow-saw and maybe my Stanley Jet Cut.

Or give it all up and watch TV instead. :)

Thanks,

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Looks like you're using a 21" Bowsaw Forester, try fitting it with a Bacho 23-21 blade. Although not what you're looking for, it will make a big difference to the efficiency of your Bowsaw.
It's the Bahco23-21 21" Hardpoint Bowsaw Blade I think, I've found it for a reasonable price. I'll probably order it later today, I'll just compare it with the blade I am using first.

Just buying a new blade like mine would probably help as well. Ripsawing brings out the worst in a half-worn blade.

Many thanks, very helpful.

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Looks like you're using a 21" Bowsaw Forester, try fitting it with a Bacho 23-21 blade. Although not what you're looking for, it will make a big difference to the efficiency of your Bowsaw.
I have now remembered that my existing blade is a Bahco that I bought from our local hardware store some years ago, though it has not had a lot of use.

So today I went to the same hardware store and the only bowsaw blade that they have is the Bahco 23-21 21" for £6.99, and it looks exactly the same as my existing blade. So I have now bought a new one and am looking forward to trying it.

Thanks again,

Mike
 
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