Hand Tools Archive
As much as I admire Lee Marshall's Knew Concepts jeweler's saws, I felt I should post this link to a thread where jewelers and metalsmiths are trying, with Lee's and Brian Meek's help and support, of course, to find solutions to the redesigned blade tensioning mechanism, the retrofit kits, the so-called "cam-lever feature", and other issues.
Let me state that this is an excellent saw, the best on the market -- a breakthrough tool -- and there's nothing 'wrong' with it, as such, but it's still going through a few growing pains. It will only get better, I'm sure.
Most Knew Concepts owners have found no limitations to the original or redesigned saws, by the way. but those persnickety few often drive improvements and novel features, so it's worth following. I do know that several people on WC (Derek, Catherine, Doug) use this saw so thought this might be of interest.
I can't help but say, however, there are even better jeweler's saw frames -- two to be exact -- of stunning design, lighter more-exotic materials, with better tensioners, faster blade changing, smart features, optical enhancements and truly ingenious handles -- but they're mine. All mine. Eat your hearts out.
Alas, they'll never see production, much less the light of day -- outside my shop, that is. Besides, I didn't really intend to saw out dovetail waste, anyway. My old ones are plenty good for that.
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