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Fast and Easy.

Fast and Easy.

03-07-2013 01:05 AM by Odiferous | 5 comments »

I don’t recall if I saw this review first, or if I bought it based solely on the glowing reviews on Amazon, but I love this saw, and the ~$15 bucks I paid for it was well spent. To explain what it feels like every time I use this saw: I grew up in a house with mismatched kitchen knives that were in a drawer with all of the other cooking utensils, and they had never been sharpened. I was in my twenties the first time I used a new kitchen knife—I’d had no idea what I was mi...

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HF Japanese Flush Cut Saw

HF Japanese Flush Cut Saw

03-01-2013 04:52 PM by LoydMoore | 14 comments »

What to say. I have German, Swiss, real Japanese and American flush trim saws that cost anywhere from $20 to $70. Ever since I bought the Harbor Freight saw all of these are collecting dust in their storage drawer. This saw cuts faster and cleaner than any of those saws. Not sure how fast it will dull but for $8.00 (with 20% coupon) I will just toss it and buy another.

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Veritas dovetail saw (14 TPI rip)

Veritas dovetail saw (14 TPI rip)

09-29-2012 07:39 AM by Purrmaster | 16 comments »

I’ve had this saw for a few months now. I picked it up at Woodcraft after bashing my head against the wall with some other saws that were dubbed dovetail saws. The saw I am talking about specifically is the 14 teeth per inch saw with a rip cutting profile. The bottom line is: This is a great saw. It cuts smoothly and cleanly. And quickly. It’s easier to saw to a line with this saw than any other saw I’ve used. The teeth are sharp and set correctly. It’s a ...

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Great saw without dropping the big $$$$

Great saw without dropping the big $$$$

05-14-2012 12:18 PM by gardentiger | 5 comments »

Bought this saw at traditionalwoodworker.com. Did a lot of research and they had the best price. After playing with old Disston saws for a few years this is a real eye opener. This saw seemed more rigid and cut lots better. I stayed out in the shop and cut a few more pieces of lumber just because I enjoyed it so much. Highly recommend.

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Great Hand Saw for a Great Price.

Great Hand Saw for a Great Price.

05-08-2012 09:26 PM by nobuckle | 4 comments »

Just a couple of days ago I purchased this “Pony” 15” Hand Saw and WOW what a saw. I recently embarked on a journey to learn how to use hand tools. This lead to the decision to attempt to do some resawing by hand. I started off using a Stanley 726 carpenter’s saw. That did not work out. Wrong kind of saw. So, while I was out the other day I stopped by my local Woodcraft and spoke with a salesman about what I was doing. He reccommended this hand saw. I’m glad he ...

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initial impression very good

initial impression very good

03-31-2012 10:18 PM by John | 4 comments »

I am making the transition to more handwork and want to master (or come close to it) hand cut dovetails. Since I recently fell in love with my Japanese Ryoba that’s been collecting dust for years (here’s a great review on it http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/129 ), I unilaterally decided to turn Japanese … I mean pull it … the saw that is… errr, nevermind. Lee Valley has this saw for a lower price than replacement blades on their other saws, I thought it looked l...

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For a cheap box store hand saw I was very surprised at how well it cut

For a cheap box store hand saw I was very surprised at how well it cut

03-14-2012 07:12 PM by Dan | 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...

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Pax 22" Handsaw (Rip, 4.5 TPI).

Pax 22" Handsaw (Rip, 4.5 TPI).

01-27-2012 03:22 PM by khamilton | 5 comments »

I just picked up this saw this week. I needed a saw to resaw some oak for a toybox i’m building. I dont have a basis for comparison other than the canadian tire special 14” saw i tried using first (should have known better), but i’m happy with this purchase and after using it for a couple days, i dont really see any areas that need improvement to justify a more expensive saw (this was 94.00 CDN). I was surprised to see how quickly this cut. the first cut wasnt so strai...

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Cosman Dovetail Saw a cut above

Cosman Dovetail Saw a cut above

12-25-2011 12:17 AM by Steve Rathke | 3 comments »

I recently purchased a Rob Cosman dovetail saw at my local Woodcraft, I had the choice between an English import, Lee valley and the Cosman saws. The Lee valley was very lightweight and didn’t seem balanced. The English import was heavier than the Lee Valley and had the 2 tooth pattern ( a start zone is 20 tpi at tip followed by 15 tpi the remaining length) nice saw. The Cosman Saw was as heavy but very well balanced – A real cut above the other saws I had seen. The Cosman also...

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Awesome saw

Awesome saw

12-08-2011 05:35 PM by funchuck | 7 comments »

When I first got this saw, my first impression was just how beautiful it was. It just looks so good! It’s also very big, but also well balanced. The handle is very comfortable and it cuts very well. I was worried about the thin saw plate, but after using it, I think it is a big advantage because it seems to cut much easier. I also have 2 Veritas saws (the dovetail and x-cut carcass), a Pax saw (the rip panel saw) and a japanese pull saw from the home center (which is actually pre...

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