|Project by bearkatwood||posted 04-21-2017 07:04 PM||1590 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
I had an idea a few years back about the gent saw. And that was that I couldn’t stand them, they are so hard to grab the same way every time so you end up concentrating on the cut more than you should. There had to be a better way, some sawmakers give a slight bend to the handle or facets to use for registration. Woodworkers for years have sanded a flat into one side of the saw for this same purpose.
After thinking about how it can be improved I came up with my pistol grip version.
It feels like a regular dovetail pistol grip with a little steeper hang. It takes a little getting used to obviously because of the declined hang, but it is a nice saw to use for detailed work or through in a bag for traveling.
I am pretty happy with how they turned out.
-- Brian Noel