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I wanted to make my pull saw less flimsy and this is what I came up with.It’s very effective and I like the results.Any and all comments are appreciated.
Oct 15, 2012
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pull saw stiffener
depth stop for pull saw
home made saw handle
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#1 posted 10-14-2012 08:06 PM
Nice!One question, wouldn’t the wood get in the way for ripping/crosscutting thicker pieces?
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#2 posted 10-14-2012 08:11 PM
Thanks Alexandre.It can rip/crosscut up to 1inch (25.4mm)thick. Kinda like a built in stop gauge.
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#3 posted 10-14-2012 09:24 PM
I too like the idea and did a similar thing .http://lumberjocks.com/projects/68399Yours looks a little more sturdy with metal extending into the handle .Will work as a stop when cutting to certain depth.
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#4 posted 10-15-2012 02:13 AM
Does not look to user friendly.
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#5 posted 10-15-2012 07:21 PM
I can´t see the point of doing this …..if you want a less flimsy saw then get a japaneese back saw ..... or western type saw
sorry just my two cent
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#6 posted 10-15-2012 07:48 PM
it does not look very comfortable to hold, or am I missing something important? I have struggled with flimsy saws too, so I am curious.
-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.
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#7 posted 10-15-2012 08:16 PM
A Dozuki has a back and is not so flimsy.
But, in my experience, when carefully used with a little finnese the Japnese pull saw will cut and hold a truer line than a western saw, with about 1/2 the muscle power.
I like the Jorgensen “pony” pull saw as well. I can cut compound miters in pressure treated 4×4s with that little gem in about 20 seconds.
I just don’t understand why anyone would need to add all that bar stock to a nice saw.
Have you tried one of the Stanley “Sharp Cut” western style saws? They are thicker push type saws, but still have the sharp three grind sharpening pattern of the Japanese pull saws. Some folks really like them.
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#8 posted 10-16-2012 03:08 AM
Like your saw addition Kiefer and I might do the same with my detail saw.
Thank you Whitwulf I appreciate your thought.
Thank you Dennis, my goal was to make the saw less flimsy because I like the way it cuts and I succeeded without purchasing another saw. Your two cents are always welcomed Dennis.
You are correct Kay and you’re not missing a thing. I might make another handle this time only 3/4 thick x 24 inches long as the original handle wasn’t that long so I added to it. I like the handleand it cuts well, so I’m happy with my project. If you make one, customize it to your hands and you will be happy also.
Thank you for thoughts.
#9 posted 10-16-2012 04:00 PM
wahothis has nothing to do with what you have done more to compare how a japaneese saw and a western stile saw is used traditionel … the western saw is used together with a workingbench about 90-110 cmover the floor where the japaneese saws is used 10-30 cm over the floor but the user is still standing up the first many times I used my japaneese saws was on the bench becourse I didn´t knew better and my results was awfull … I actuly bend a saw :-( I didn´t understood why I cuoldn´t use them but as soon as I saw a vidio clip with a japanese carpenter using the saw on the near floor hightsomething clicked about understanding the tool … so now I have fair results …. but I still like to use my western saws more than the japaneese ones I have I think its depending of what you has been grown up with
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