Has anyone tried the Veritas Dovetail Saw?

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Forum topic by fineamerican posted 06-04-2010 06:29 AM 2371 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-04-2010 06:29 AM

Since it is half the price of the Lie-neilsen I was wondering why. Veritas just being good to us? Anyone who has bought used , please let me know likes or dislikes.

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#1 posted 06-04-2010 04:33 PM

I did try it at the Woodwoking in America convention. Granted, it was just a test drive, but I was impressed with it. The handle is very comfortable, and it cut very nicely. If anything, I think that the LV handle may actually be MORE comfortable than the LN. The main difference between it and the LN (which I own) is that back is made of a fiberglass/stainless steel powder/polymer binder. Heft, balance, and speed of cutting seem pretty close to me.

In general, I’ve found that LV tools tend to be less expensive than LN (not cheaper!). LV also seems to like to try new things, whereas LN sticks with tried and true.

Either one would be an excellent saw. I might well have bought the LV if I didn’t already own the LN.

-- To do is to be

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#2 posted 06-04-2010 05:36 PM

I have one and love it. I have not used the LN, but the Veritas is a very nice saw. It cuts fast and feels great in the hand. I made the same choice you are contemplating about 6 months ago. For the price, I thought the Veritas was a winner, and I have not been disappointed. I really have no dislikes about the saw. I like the resin molded spine of the Veritas. I give them a lot of credit for their innovation and willingness to try new designs and materials in otherwise “traditional style” tools. It feels very solid constructed and shoud be around for a long time.

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#3 posted 06-04-2010 11:58 PM

The Veritas is a great saw and I love it but after using a Dozuki (sp) saw I find I think about it a bit less…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 12:17 AM

I have it and I love it. The handle is beautiful. I never really liked the Japanese saws except those odd ones they have like the keyhole saws and things. But honestly I love my Veritas Saws and you can’t beat the price.

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#5 posted 06-11-2010 09:37 PM

Bruce Kieffer of The WoodWorkers Guild of America recently posted a review of this saw. The review can be posted here:

-- PaulMayer,

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