Crosscut Saws or Two-man Saws

Crosscut Saw or Two-man Saw

This saw is rarely used nowadays in Canada. It is used for felling and cutting trees. Like all saws, the teeth have a particular cutting angle to reduce effort while maintaining an efficient cutting pace.

Hole saw or hole cutter

Hole saw

This saw could also be called a drill bit as it is used to make holes. It is usually paired with a drill bit that guides the bell-shaped blade along its axis. Keeping it well-sharpened reduces friction and material burning.

Circular saw or radial saw

Circular Saw

This type of portable mechanical saw is designed to cut various materials on-site. It is equipped with a round blade with teeth on its perimeter, similar to a panel saw or mechanical miter saw. For sharpening these blades, see the section on radial or circular saw blades.

Hand Saws

Restored Hand Saws

Hand saws come in various types depending on their dimensions, shapes, and teeth configurations, tailored to different cutting needs. Some are for rip cuts, others for crosscuts. There are even hand saws that cut on the pull stroke instead of the push stroke, like Japanese finish saws. Their sharpening process involves various combinations of different … Read more

Miter saw

Electric Miter Saw

Miter saws are used in woodworking and carpentry to make precise angle cuts. They can be mechanical or manual and are mounted on a base with guides. Manual versions are a type of hand saw, while motorized versions have a large diameter circular saw blade. To prevent splintering or fraying of the wood, the blade … Read more

Pruning Saws

Foldable Pruning Saw

These saws are mounted at the end of long fiberglass or aluminum poles and are used to cut tree branches. They are designed to be very sharp as they need to cut quickly with minimal pressure.



The chains of mechanical chainsaws need to be sharpened often to reduce the engine’s stress and prevent the chain from burning. Each tooth is sharpened by hand using a file with a guide.

Frame Saws or Bucksaws

Frame Saw

Frame saws are mainly used by hikers and campers in remote areas. Giving them a good sharpening before heading out ensures their effectiveness, if they don’t cut well, they become nothing more than additional weight and are unusable.

Circular or Radial Blades

Circular saw blade

Several tools with various uses are equipped with circular or radial blades. These include table saws, circular saws, miter saws, and brush cutters, among others. These blades usually have between 24 and 80 teeth, which need to be sharpened individually. Each tooth must have exactly the same sharpening to maintain consistent depth. The angle of … Read more