Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: What are they used for

Stewie Simpson
The gauge of saw plate used on backsaws can vary in thickness from 0.015, 0.018, 0.020. 0.025, to 0.032 on large mitre box saws. As the backsaws depth and length are further increased, the saw maker should also incrementally increase the gauge of saw plate used. By doing so, his actions will mitigate the potential of heat distortion below the unsupported spine.

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