Reset and Sharpen Teeth to Correct Handsaw Drift
George Harris, Media, PA
It’s possible that the saw has been set or sharpened incorrectly.
An easy fix in either case is to lightly run a medium-fine (1,000-grit) diamond stone along each side of the teeth. This will remove some of the excess set and slightly sharpen the teeth. Make a test cut. If it still drifts, give one more pass over the side the saw is favoring. Make another test cut and repeat the stone treatment if needed.