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Forum topic by Jon_Banquer posted 11-14-2010 05:38 PM 1211 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jon_Banquer

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11-14-2010 05:38 PM

Reading The Seven Essentials Of Woodworking by Anthony Guidice. In this book he advocates using a Bow Saw made in Germany that uses a wire and eyebolt to tension the blade. The blade he recommends is a 28”, 5 point per inch blade made by W. Putsch.

Has anyone used such a Bow Saw? Where can such a saw be purchased?

-- Jon Banquer San Diego, CA CAD / CAM programmer, CNC Machinist


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#1 posted 11-14-2010 05:45 PM

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#2 posted 11-14-2010 06:39 PM

I’ve made a couple of bow-saws after reading an article by Yeung Chan.

One saw I made to take a butcher saw blade (widely available). I refiled
the teeth to a rip profile and lapped the blade sides to remove most of
the set. In practice I have to wax the saw to prevent binding because
the set is so minimal – but the payoff is awesome because the saw is
essentially self-jigging for cutting dovetails and tendons.

A 5 point per inch blade would be handy for coarse work like rough ripping.

You can get bandsaw blade stock in that tooth range and make your own
blades.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#3 posted 11-15-2010 02:56 AM

Bow saws look cool. I bought a fairly large one back in the ‘70s, but found it a bit on the unwieldy side. There are, however, many woodworkers who have mastered the bow saw and produce excellent results with them.

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