If you have read any of this blog series before, you know that I really like my friends saw collection. He has 4 Bad Axe saws. Well, after using his DT saw several times, I just had to have one for myself.
10” dovetail, 0.018” saw plate, 15tpi, canted blade, black walnut handle with black nuts, thing of beauty! Mark has nicknamed this saw the ‘Copperhead Killer’. I like it.
When I was in the midst of placing my order, Mark told me it would be a 7-9 week wait. I was fine with that. But later that night as I was showing my wife the saw that I wanted, I found the exact saw that I wanted in his fresh troops section, ready for deployment. So I contacted him again and asked if it was still available, it sure was. So the next day we made all the arrangments, and it was on its way. No waiting!!
Once I had it in my hands, I made some test cuts. Starting a kerf could not be easier, it just glides into the cut with no effort what-so-ever. It is also quite fast and agressive. The saw plate is 10”, compaired to the LN which is 9”. But the LN has a more angled handle, so the total lengths are almost identical.
Overall, Mark once again lives up to his reputation. This saw is flawless.
And of course, what kind of a person would I be if I did not make myself a custom walnut, copper and black enamel pen to commemorate this amazing saw?
I know it is hard to see, but the copper tags inside the pen say “Copperhead”, “Killer”, “Bad Axe Toolworks”.