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Forum topic by bigike posted 04-26-2010 11:37 PM 1719 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-26-2010 11:37 PM

Topic tags/keywords: dovetail saw dovetails

Well i just got my dovetail saw from lee valley and i was wondering as it’s my first one ever like this, is there anything i have to do besides take off the protective oil coating before i use the saw? Should i sharpen/hone it to make it cut better or should i just jump right in? It allready feels good in my hand i want to try to get a lie nielson dovetail saw or some other brand in the same price range, i would buy one from rob cosman but i need my arms and legs to use the saw. LOL Any advice will be good! ;)

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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Michael Murphy

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#1 posted 04-27-2010 12:47 AM

Clean it for sure, I would not hone anything.

-- Michael Murphy, Woodland, CA.

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#2 posted 04-27-2010 04:19 AM

You should be able to just clean the blade and go. But do not forget to oil or wax the blade before putting it back.

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 11:48 AM

When I received itI wiped it down, waxed it and started using it. I would not sharpen the blade until it is necessary, mine was sharp out of the box. For the money the Veritas saw is one great saw.

I also own a LN and at 2-3 times the cost and I do not notice added feel or performance worth the additional money. If you have the money I would get the Cosman saw between the two, if you wanted another. I test drove Cosman’s in his class just before he released them to the market and with the progressive teeth and a little added mass it feels better in your hand. The progressive toothed blade was much eaiser to start the cut.

-- Marc

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 12:15 PM

if i had the money for a $250 handsaw i would really need to put it the test, it would almost have to cut the wood for me for me to pay that much mabe in a few years.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 05-08-2010 05:31 AM

As its your first dovetail saw, and its a Veritas, I would say jump right in there. You may want to buy a cheap one to practice sharpening on, tho, before you screw up the good quality one you already have.


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