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Forum topic by Safetyboy posted 11-02-2010 03:42 AM 1069 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-02-2010 03:42 AM

I have a need to cut tenons on the end of long stretchers for my next project, and my small tablesaw makes that operation somewhat un-wieldy for long pieces using my typical method of the dado blade. I’ve been wanting to try cutting by hand, so… good excuse to get a new tenon saw :)-

LN makes a 14” with a 0.032” sawplate, or a larger 16” with a thinner 0.02” plate… anybody got a preference for size or thickness for your tenon saw? I’d like something that will be a versatile performer but also easy to use, since this is my first one…

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#1 posted 11-28-2010 08:08 PM

Kevin, have you brought a saw yet? I would be interested to hear what you have done to cut your tenons.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 09:15 PM

I’d use a bow saw. Cheap to make and accurate as heck if you
do the blade right.

I got turned-on to bow saws for joinery by an article by Yeung
Chan. I use Japanese saws on smaller joints, but they pull the
sawdust back at you which obscures the cut line. I’ve never
really got into using the Western back saw for joinery.

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 04:03 AM

Ron – I ended up going with a Wenzloff & Sons 16” Tenon Saw – I posted more details about it on my LJ Blog page if you’re interested.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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