I only sharpen
the large tooth crosscut saws. I do not sharpen the small carpenter
hand saws. If the saw is rust free and I only have to work on
and sharpen the teeth, I charge the following:
per foot of saw blade.
cleaning the gullets, jointing, raker swaging and filing, filing
cutter teeth and cutter teeth setting. Some saws, especially new
saws, require extra jointing to get everything on line. This creates
a lot more work and I will add on $1 to $2 per foot.
vintage saws, there is always the risk of breaking something.
Good vintage saws are 50+ years old and sometimes they become
hard and brittle. I will usually anneal the rakers to prevent
breakage and occasionally the cutters. Cutter teeth can break
off during the setting process although this is rare.I recently got set up to replace broken cutter tips and rakers. Still learning the process and it is not easy!