Hand Tools

Subject:
Gent vs Pistol grip
Response To:
Re: dovetail saws ()

Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Everyone to their own. Personally, I do not get on with gent saws. I have a Zona and had owned a Crown. They work, insofar as the cut can be clean and as accurate as your hand-and-eye can deliver. I just do not like the ergonomics of pushing a straight handle. Pulling a straight handle is a different matter, and I enjoy a few Japanese saws. For dovetailing, give me a pistol grip in a Western saw.

For very fine joinery crosscuts, a Japanese saw is terrific: the thin blade, minimum set, and multiple fine teeth produce a very clean finish. I will use one for the shoulder cut on a Tail board when sawing dovetails.

Regards from Perth

Derek

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