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10-06-2010 03:07 AM

I have an opportunity to buy a couple of used (like new) Lynx Handsaw’s. Both are 26”, the rip is 4.5 TPI, and the cross cut is 8 TPI. Price is $60/ea. However, I am not real familar with the E Garlick & Son Lynx brand. Additionally, I am just starting with more hand tools and question how much I would use these saws? I do not have a saw bench today but plan on building one.

Advise??? What about the Lynx saws? Additionally, I was thinking a dovetail and tenon saw may be a more appropriate starting point for a hand saw rookie?

-- nordichomey


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#1 posted 10-06-2010 05:19 AM

Any hand saw opinions out there?

-- nordichomey

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#2 posted 10-06-2010 03:42 PM

I’ve got no experience with Lynx handsaws, but I have to tell you that I’m not ripping with a handsaw. I don’t need the workout (well, maybe I do, but I’m still not doin’ it.)

-- Measure twice, cut once, buy extra stock.

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#3 posted 10-06-2010 06:38 PM

The lynx brand is pretty decent. They aren’t as good as the saws from the likes of Mike Wenzloff, but then they don’t cost as much either. They’ll certainly last a lifetime and at $60 a piece, that’s a good deal. If they are in good condition and you can afford it, I say go for it.

-- Andy -- "I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." (Michelangelo)

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#4 posted 10-06-2010 08:39 PM

Woodcraft has them priced at a bit over $100 for each saw so if they are in good shape $60 a piece is not bad.
The rip has no reviews but the crosscut has one favorable review. The review compares them to old Disstons so I found that helpful.

Eventually you’ll need a back saw or two (one rip, one crosscut) too, but you’ll need these saws first to break the stock down to usable dimensions.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#5 posted 10-06-2010 08:40 PM

Forgot to add, that if you plan on dimensioning stock on power tools, then you could probably skip at least the rip saw.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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#6 posted 10-07-2010 03:11 AM

Thanks for the input LJ’s.

Brit – thank you for the information. Say do you ever get to Hereford? I was there in December and February for work. Was going again April but the volcano eruption cancelled the trip.

Swirt – I appreciate the linked review. The rip is the one I am questioning… Could see it being nice for a quick rip or notch. Much more and I typically roll out my table saw which is a bit of inconvenience as well.

I also have an old 22” Disstion panel handsaw, 9 TPI, from my wifes Grandfather. Just getting ready to restore it. Think I will hire out the re-sharpening.

-- nordichomey

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