|Review by Dan||posted 03-14-2012 07:12 PM||3536 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I recently picked up a truck full of reclaimed barn wood that needed to be cleaned up and planed. I had a lot of thick boards and some long 10ft boards that were just to big or long to cut comfortably with my RAS. I figured it would be quickest and easiest to cut them with a handsaw. I was using one of my vintage Disston handsaws to do this until I hit a nail which really messed up my saw. Not wanting to risk damaging another one of my vintage saws I decided to just buy one of those new cheap “Sharp Tooth” saws.
I got the Kobalt saw because I went to Lowels and thats the brand Lowels sells. I paid less then 12 dollars for the saw. I was very surprised at how fast this saw cut. I was able to quickly saw through a lot of thick barn beams and 2x material. After cutting a lot of the boards with this saw the teeth are still very sharp and it is still cutting just as fast.
Its not a premium saw but its proven to me that its very handy to have one of these cheaper saws in my shop.
-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"