OK, so I broke the teeth of my japanese saw and it’s time I build a replacement saw. I always wanted to build a frame saw as the design and capabilities of such saw seem to outmatch any other saw type. It is tight, can do joinery, rip, resaw (within it’s size range), and stores easily unassembled.
I think I have the lumber to make the parts, but am currently stumped with blade selection and saw length consideration.
I am not interested in the gramecy bow saw 12” blade as it is mainly aimed at curved cuts which I have a coping saw for. I am more interested in the 1”+ wide blades for general cross/rip/joinery work (obviously not a single blade for all 3 but you get the point). I see that traditional woodworker has german blades which seem decent, they are either 24” or 15” long blades. I think I am more inclined to start with a ~16” long saw for now. I also see that highland woodworking has a 26” long blades but that seem a bit too long for me especially to do joinery. they also have ~15” long blades, but those look like japanese style tooth setup which I am not interested in at this point.
A few questions to you:
1. Does anyone have any other recommended saw blade supplier they had good experience with? is traditional woodworker considered a good supplier ?
2. Does anyone have any feedback as to ideal saw length for joinery/cross/rip/general use? should I go with 15-16” or 24-26”? (leaning towards 15-16 at the moment)
Thanks in advance,
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