Hand Tools

unqualified opinion

David Weaver
I've got a couple of dovetail saws, but they're set up similarly. All 15 points, a little on the aggressive side. If the wood is sticky, I start with a cut up the grain first, but prefer the strong cut as a matter of laziness and speed, and for the ability to use the same saw for small M&T (only use one of the three saws with any frequency).

I don't cut drawer sides that often, usually poplar, pine, or soft maple generally. the same saw cuts beech, oak and maple well (same saw for carcase dovetails and small cuts on hand planes).

If I had small boxes to make, then would consider a slower finer saw, but something more like gent's size (zona, etc).

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