Stanley fatmax pull saws?

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Forum topic by dpoisson posted 04-01-2011 04:28 PM 1551 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-01-2011 04:28 PM

Hi, I was wondering if anyone has used Stanley’s fatmax pull saws for fine woodworking? Dealers of fine woodworking tools are pretty scarse around here and when I saw those folding pull saws, they looked pretty good and not too pricy.

Ryoba type saw

Dozuki'ish type saw




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#1 posted 04-01-2011 09:00 PM

The 20-500 (Dozuki Style) looks like the Irwin pull saw in function, a great cheap intro pull saw. For technique purposes using pull saws make it absurdly easy to keep a straight line.

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#2 posted 04-01-2011 09:16 PM

Not the Stanley versions, but I have the Marples versions of those same saws… On the Ryoba style saw, I have excellent results with the fine tooth side, but can’t seem to figure out what the coarse tooth side is for…

I REALLY like the Dozuki style saw… Very clean, square, fast cuts with minimal effort. Super easy to control.

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#3 posted 04-01-2011 11:32 PM

There’s a learning curve involved. I still want to push the darned thing ‘til I remember the correct method.
Stanley may be ok, but a better brand will yield quality results.


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