|Review by DannyBoy||posted 03-19-2008 04:59 PM||2309 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
For years I suffered under the oppression of a hard backed miter box saw. I hated the fact that one cut took what seemed like hours and usually resulted in my arm feeling like a loose rubber band. The years that I had spent with my hard backed saw abusing me had caused me to grow so fond of it. It only hurt me because it loved me.
So, when I saw this saw (love that line) at my local Sears I was all flushed and almost ashamed to consider taking into the sanctity of my hard back saw and I’s workshop. But, alas, I needed the adventure and excitement that I might get caught to put some more zest into my life. So, $18.43 later (I felt so cheap) I was sneaking the saw back to my home in the trunk wrapped in a brown paper bag. Before I even brought it inside, I quickly ran in, removed my hard back saw from the wall, and placed it lovingly in a tool box telling it to sleep tight and I’d see it in the morning.
Then things got raunchy.
The Shark Pullsaw and I went all night. We cut everything we could find from 2×4s to 3/4 plywood; box joints to dovetails; cake to bread (that was really messy!) and the feelings were simply exhilarating! The cuts were so smooth and dead on. I felt like I could go on forever! I needed a cigarette.
Seriously, I don’t know why I didn’t make the switch to pull saws before. This was a great entry level for someone who doesn’t want to spend $40+ on a Japanese saw. I did replace the blade once after a particularly harrowing incident involving a jealous hard back (that I don’t talk to anymore). If you are looking for a quick and inexpensive alternative to the traditional methods or just want to try out a pull saw, this is the one for you. You won’t be disappointed.
-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/