|Forum topic by KnickKnack||posted 08-10-2016 04:04 PM||629 views||1 time favorited||8 replies|
08-10-2016 04:04 PM
I’m just back from the ‘shop, where I was cutting some finger joints using a Kataba that I bought a couple of years go. So impressed was I when I first bought it that I subsequently added a Ryoba, Dozuki and different sized Kataba.
It would not be an overstatement to say that these saws have revolutionized my woodworking – no longer do I dread having to reach for a saw – no longer do I spend yonks cleaning up ragged, bent cuts made with “push technology” saws – no longer do I use my router to cut straight lines – no longer do I have to stop the music to make a cut!
And it occurred to me that I should try and learn more about how to best use these things – and where better to ask, of course, than here?
Ideally I’d like to watch videos of masters using these saws – I’m not even sure of the “best” way to hold them – point the finger or not? Whilst I’m a subscriber to the “if it works for you…” theory, I’m also open to trying to learn new tricks from my betters.Any hints for best use would also be useful…
I know there’s a (somewhat expensive) gizmo I can attach to the wood to help with those first two issues, but I’d prefer to be able to do it right myself.
Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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