Circular saws

United Kingdom, 1951

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Episode of Series “Woodworking machinery series”.
The film starts with a short description of a saw bench and stresses the point that saws must be kept sharp. Machine sharpening is demonstrated, followed by hand sharpening and setting. Special types of saws, inserted tooth saw, swage saw and novelty tooth saw, are described. After sharpening, the rip saw is replaced on its spindle and packing inserted. Safety precautions saw guard, riving knife and push stick, are shown. A cross-cut saw is demonstrated. Adjustment for angle cutting, use of trenching heads for cutting housings.

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Woodworking machinery series

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Woodworking machinery series


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Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Machinery

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Tools - Safety measures

Agriculture, Business, Commerce & Industry → Woodwork

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Machinery

Crafts & Visual Arts → Tools - Safety measures

Crafts & Visual Arts → Woodwork

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Saws

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Tools - Safety measures

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Tools - Safety measures

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Woodwork

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Machinery

Short films

Short films → Short films - Great Britain




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16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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