|Review by cicerojoe||posted 12-07-2016 01:15 PM||1966 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
These hand saws are from Traditional Woodworker, a store based in Texas. You can buy either separately but you get a discount if you buy them as a set. They are labelled “Made in Germany” but otherwise have no markings. The handles look to be Beech and have simple steel hardware.
If I had to choose my favourite between the two, it would be the rip saw had no problems with red oak and easily chews through douglas fir. When using this saw, gravity seems to provide much of the force needed. You can truly let the saw do the work. The cross cut saw took more time for me to adjust two, but I was able to get good results in short order.
These are impulse hardened saws, and will last a long time but they can’t be resharpened. But for the price, the value of these “house band” saws can’t be beat.
-- John from the Cherry Valley Studio in NY http://www.cvalleystudio.com