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Review by DustyMark posted 501 days ago 1715 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Check out this short video review of the Stanley Fat Max 20-331 Flush-Cut Saw.

I noticed this saw during a recent trip to Woodcraft and purchased it in hopes that it could cut 1” through leg tenons on the inside face of a curved seat blank. It worked quite well. The blade has enough flex to follow the gentle curve of the seat blank without leave any marks on surface of the blank. The teeth are quite sharp and cut through the ash leg tenons with minimal effort. I’m not sure of the quality of the steel, but it cut through 8 tenons with no problems tonight. The teeth remind me of a Japanese dovetail saw and could bend if not treated with some care, but the saw’s capabilities hinge on its thin profile. This saw will see a lot of use in my chair projects and easily earns 5 stars.

-- Mark, Florida




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#1 posted 501 days ago

decent little saw, i have had one for about a year. i did lap the back of the saw, just in case. Works great. Mine had cut ebony, maple, oak, all smooth. Starts easy cuts fast.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#2 posted 500 days ago

I like it as well. A good amount of flex. I have had mine for two or three years, and although it hasn’t seen daily use or anything, it seems to be holding up okay.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#3 posted 500 days ago

Glad to hear that the saw stands the test of time…

-- Mark, Florida

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#4 posted 499 days ago

I also would give this five stars. I use mine to trim down splines for boxes.

-- I think, therefore I think I am.

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#5 posted 498 days ago

I looked on Home Depots website and seen they were listed. My local store even said that they had 3 in stock. When I went to grab one today I was told at two different Home Depots that they no longer carry them….

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#6 posted 497 days ago

I bought one, new old stock, at an old price as in cheaper, from my local hardware.
Fingered the blade after it was out of the package..yikes..would have torn up the surface of the wood if I’d used it as was, strong and heavy set to the teeth on BOTH sides..
Lapped the bottom severely, but it’s still not quite right.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 497 days ago

HF has this at a decent price.
bot two for the price of this one.work great
I find some things at HF are worth the price.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#8 posted 494 days ago

I have had one of these for several years now, not used much but works great for trimming plugs and splines.

Good saw for the price, Jumbo had it right, lap the back just to be sure it won’t mar the surface. Mine is still very sharp.

-- Mike.... West Virginia. "Man is a tool using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all.". T Carlyle

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