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Surprise tool welcomed

625 days ago by Thermaloy | 2 comments »

Found myself in need of a new saw for cross-cutting and another for ripping. Looked at the Axminster Tools Catalogue (Axminster in Devon, UK) which my son describes as ‘pornography for woodworkers’, and found a Japanese pull saw which combines both functions. It was not cheap but I bought it by mail order anyway. Very flexible blade with teeth of different profiles on top and bottom of the long dimension, and a straight handle. Did some sawing and could not believe the experience. Firstly, pulling the saw was easier physically; secondly, it was more accurate; thirdly, it worked well for both ripping and cross-cut. Finally, the surface of the sawn area looked as if it had be...

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