Hand Tools

Subject:
Re: dovetail saws
Response To:
dovetail saws ()

Charlie
Just get a high-tooth count gent's saw. Nothing wrong with them. They start easily, don't jump and jag, and otherwise cut just fine. They're hard to sharpen, and almost impossible to set, but they only cost $30 bucks or so. Just get a new one when it gets too dull to use. Cut up the blade of the old one to make scratch stocks. Keep the brass back for other stuff. You can usually get a turned knob or two out of the handle. Or, just chunk the old one altogether into your recycle bin.

Yeah, you might finish vertical cuts with a lower tooth count saw a couple of seconds faster. Big whoop.

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