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Forum topic by Chardt posted 2213 days ago 916 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Chardt

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2213 days ago

I love the look of the Lie Nelson tenon saws, and all the really nice boutique saws, but with my skill set, I can’t justify $100 or more for them…(Don’t get me started about their hand planes!).

I’ve tried eBay, but usually get outbid fairly quickly. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good quality saw that is more modestly priced?

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 2213 days ago

Hi Chardt;

If it were me, I would look at the Japanese saws. Some are very high quality and are a joy to use.

Rockler and Woodcraft both offer saws at a reasonable prices.

Due to the fact you are cutting on the pull stroke, they are capable of making the finest of joints,as the blade can’t flex during the cut.

Lee

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dsb1829

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#2 posted 2212 days ago

The pistol grip is what kills you on price. I would just pick up a good saw and make my own grip if that was the case. Lynx, Pax, and Crown all have good saws that are within your budget. Check out Hartville tool (no affiliation), they stock all three brands. The crown looks easiest to remove the handle from. So $60-90 on a saw, $10-15 on handle stock, a day project to make a pistol grip of your own design. Sounds good to me.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Chardt

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#3 posted 2212 days ago

Those are both great suggestions!!

I’ll start with a couple of the Japanese pull saws, and then try to find some backsaw’s on eBay, to get proficient at sharpening them as well.

Thanks guys, I appreciate the info.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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