|Review by taylodr||posted 10-06-2009 04:40 AM||4895 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
So when I first saw the Veritas Dovetail saw and it’s price – I wanted it. I endlessly searched everywhere on the internet for reviews and came up with just a few. Everywhere said “They get great reviews, but I’m not sure…” We I was sold, I wanted to try it out.
I never bought it.
I said if they had more than one, a matched set or something, that I would get one.
Well, they do now.
I figured for a little more than the price of one nice dovetail saw ($159), how could I go wrong with a 14 TPI Dovetail Saw, a 20 TPI Dovetail Saw, and a 16 TPI Crosscut Saw? So I got them.
They came today, and I have used the crosscut saw already. I am by no means a professional sawyer, but I have studied as much as possible, and made plenty of project with my cheap dovetail saw (Crown) and my cheap Japanese pull saws. This saw is definitely in a different league.
I had to make two small pieces to repair a bed frame, so I chose hard maple. The saw started easily and cut great. In fact, this is the first time I have picked up a saw and cut cleanly through my pencil mark with ease. I was blown away. It is almost like sawing accurately is easy.
As for the saws themselves, the fit and finish is great. The look is different, but I think they look good. The handles are beautiful, and very comfortable.
I will have to follow up when I get a chance to put the other saws to the test, but if they cut anything like the crosscut saw, I am in for a real treat.
I am definitely happy with the purchase.