Saws Blades & Frames (Fret & Piercing)
Piercing saws have a frame with pinch clamps that will grip the blades; handles are usually wooden like the examples from our range below.
Our ranges of saw frames are available in throat depths that vary from three to twelve inches.
The saws illustrated in our product range, have sliding adjustment to cope with differing blade lengths; this also enables the user to use the remainder of any broken blades. The sliding action of this feature is also used to tension the blade rather than the more normal method (described below) that is applied to fixed frames.
The saw blade is fitted into the thumbscrew clamps with the teeth facing towards the handle. The blades are fragile and are designed to cut on the pull down stroke so that the blade is held straight by the extra tension caused by the teeth’s resistance, guaranteeing no buckling of the blade.
The brown colourisation of the blade is due to its copper plate which inhibits rust and also acts as a minor lubricant when cutting hard steel.
However, the most optimum method of lubrication is to pull the blade from end to end across a block of beeswax, which lubricates the cutting and renders the cutting action quieter and 'sweeter to the feel’.