Here are two more Bad Axe saws that are owned by my friend.
This is a 12” Hybrid dovetail/small tenon saw. Featuring steel back and nuts with a mesquite handle. 14tpi. This saw has a 12” plate, longer than a conventional DT saw, the saw plate is also canted. The teeth are sharpened in a rip format. With these option, this saw ran somewhere around the $300 USD for price.
This is the 14” Sash saw. Copper back, with black split nuts. 13 tpi, filed cross cut. These options bring to saw to somewhere around $370.
I would have preferred to test these saws along side some others to do some comparisons. But the LN and LV’s that I have available to me are not similar in their size and tooth configuration to make any side by side testing valid.
But I will say this… these saws are fast, smooth and accurate.
Using the 12” saw, and some 6/4 thick walnut, I made 3 cuts going until the saw bottomed out. That’s a cut depth of 2.5”, my average cuts to bottom out was 24! That’s fast, really fast.
Putting that same chunk of walnut onto my bench hook, and using the sash saw to cut it across the grain. Again 6/4 thick, and 10/4 wide, my average to cut through was 25.
I also noted that neither saw drifted at all. All the surfaces that were left behind were smooth and clean.
I have no issues saying these are the best saws that I have ever used, and are well worth what they cost. Side note here, I love Steampunk, so the copper back to me is just awesome! I was so impressed with my friends saw that I could not resist…..
Making this mequite and copper pen to match the saw.
I am sorry if this post seemed like a Bad Axe advertisment. It was not. I love hand saws, and my friend had some hand saws that I asked to borrow and play with, and these are just my thoughts.
Up next time… hopefully something about panel saws.
Also, if you have something negative to say, or want to scoff at the price, please don’t.