The edge of the Sel acts to reduce the amount of friction bewteenthe wood and the saw, and to allow unwanted excess wood(sawdust) to escape. (Fig. A & B)Increase the angle of the sel when sawing wet or not dried lumber.Decrease the sel angle when sawing hardwood timber, dried lumber,fresh lumber or composite materialsIf the angle of the sel differs as in fig. C, the saw cut will slightly curvetowards the more angled sels.If the length of the sel differs as in fig. D, the saw cut will slightlycurve towards the shorter sels. Depending whether softwood, hardwood, dampwood, or compositewood is being sawed, one can change the angle of the saw blade selto improve the cutting quality.
To extend the life of your Japanese saw"Nokogiri", the key is to avoid your saw fromrusting. If you saw gets wet, simply dry itand apply oil onto the surface. Simplehousehold vegetable oil can also be used.Apply by wiping an oiled cloth on to thesurface of the saw.
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