Matt Cianci

Q: A perfectly straight handsaw is a thing of beauty and a joy to use, but how key is straightness in terms of performance, and is there any practical way to restore true “factory” straightness to a handsaw?

A: Matt Cianci, owner of The SawWright, in Warwick, R.I., responds: In terms of performance, the importance of perfect straightness in a saw’s line of teeth is a bit overstated. I know people who won’t even pick up an old saw if the blade is anything less than laser straight. But in my experience, perfect straightness isn’t necessary to make...

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