My first pull saw

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Forum topic by BobM001 posted 03-01-2012 01:32 AM 1438 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-01-2012 01:32 AM

I just acquired my first pull saw. A 15” 10 tpi Shark Saw. I was absolutely amazed by how fast and clean it cuts. My reason for this acquisition was for doing timber framing cuts. When I saw that I could cut a 1/8” slice off the end of a 4×4 with literally no tear out it put a BIG smile on my face. So I went a step further and ordered the 18” 8 tpi replacement blade to cut even larger timber. I guess the Japanese had their stuff in one sock on this one. The nice thing is that several blades are interchangable with the handle. I can see some finer tooth purchases in the future. Better oil up my old 26” Sandvik so that it doesn’t get rusty. I think it’s not coming out of the toolbox lid holder much anymore.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 03:53 AM

I really like my pull saws.
My favorite is made by Jorgensen, the clamp folks.

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 04:29 AM

Those saws are amazing. I think they get sharper the more you use them. I don’t know what it is, but the seem to cut better the more you use them.
Don’t hit metal with them though, they’ll still work but it won’t be the same.

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 06:01 PM

The beauty of pull saws is they can follow a line very easily without much deviation. When you push using a western style saw, the blade can buckle and cause the cut to wander easily. I’ve ripped 3/4” 4×8 plywood sheets wirh a pull saw because it was faster than having to line up a straightedge, drag out the Skil saw and cord. When I was in Japan, I watched some workers building a house. The only tools they used were pull saws, a chalk line, chisels and mallet. No nails were used. I was also impressed by the wood they were using. I was able to walk through a lumber yard and look at their lumber. It was perfectly straight material without any warping, twisting or bowing. I couldn’t see any knots or blemishes. It seems their wood is prime before it gets to the carpenter, not like here where you have to search through the stacks to find the best pieces

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#4 posted 03-03-2012 12:43 AM


Now I’ve got to add another tool to my list!

The Jap saws have always intrigued me, but I’ve never known anyone who had one.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 03:17 AM

This place gave good service and their prices were quite reasonable. Tools Plus
Bottom of the page. I bought the 10-2315 and a 01-2315 replacement blade. Might as well get the most bang for the shipping which was a flat rate $6.50.

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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