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#1 posted 01-12-2013 01:43 PM

Thanks for all the feedback.
Actually I have no experience with Western style push saws. I’ve only ever used a Japanese pull saw with crosscut teeth on one edge and rip on the other.

The Luthier saw I’m using I can’t even tell which direction it cuts in it’s so fine. It’s working out great for my dovetails but I’d guess it takes about 20 strokes to cut down a 5/8” thick tail side.

I just wish pull saws were available with the pistol grip handle. This straight handle is killing my hand.

I just remembered the saw I bought and returned was a Two Cherries brand, also a straight handle.
Horrible cut, not even close to tolerance. And I don’t know how to sharpen saws and would rather have one working right out of the box.

I think I’ll either get one of the LV saws or find something on eBay.


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