Hand Tools

Re: Perils of giving or receiving advice

William Duffield
Is your advise to us to buy more saws? :D I'm all for that!

Or maybe we should point out again that all tools are kits. If you are to the point that you understand what it is that could be made better, fix it to your liking, or if that is too much effort (more than picking up another saw and using it instead) sell it and buy a new one.

The handle on my LN dovetail saw is a smidgen too small for my hand, not enough to be uncomfortable, but enough to be noticeable. I think new LN handles might be just a smidgen larger, to more effectively cover that end of the bell curve.

I don't have a Veritas DT saw, but I do have one of their crosscut tenon saws. The injection molded back has too many curves where I think it should have more straight lines and planes. It makes it a bit more difficult to aim it accurately. I'm not sure how to fix that without destroying the saw. Maybe some pin stripe tape? It's a bit annoying, but no enough so to abandon the saw, or even relgate it to use in a miter box.

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