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lblack2x4

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493 days ago

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So I’m having a bit of trouble desiding on a saw. I’m looking at the veritas or the lee Nelson saws. I was just at totaly turning and tryed them both. At the show the lee-neilson was definitly more aggressive and felt better cuting. However the veritas cut more smoothly and the handle felt a bit better where I stuck my finger out. Over all I liked both saws. I liked the lei Nelson better but it’s almost 2 x the price. What do you guys think should I fork over the cash for the LN or go with the LV. Oh BTW the LN I tryed was the new thin plate with taper on the blade. I did like the taper and LV does not have this so that’s one reson for the LN


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Ben

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#1 posted 493 days ago

Get the one that fits your hand best. I’m sure both saws do a great job, but you’ll get better results with a saw that feels like its an extension of your hand.

That’s my two cents worth.

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nwbusa

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#2 posted 493 days ago

No offense, but how could anyone here possibly advise you on whether you should “fork over the cash” for anything? We don’t know your financial situation. Both saws are fine tools. I buy lots of Veritas stuff because I live in Canada. If I lived in the States, I’d probably buy Lie Nielsen tools. At the end of the day it’s not whether you have a LV or LN saw that’s going to make a hell of a lot of difference to the quality of work you produce. Good luck with your decision.

-- John, BC, Canada

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JUC

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#3 posted 493 days ago

I just bought one from http://www.adriatools.com/handsaw/small_tenon_saw.html
Wonderful saw from a small company. I really enjoy using it . Good people to work with!!
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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RonB57

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#4 posted 492 days ago

The Lee Valley may not be the prettiest or traditional, but is is definitely the best bang for the buck. A good little work horse. With respect to the “tapered”/ canted plate, no big deal. Canted plates do have a theoretical purpose, I use canted plates on my saws when requested. But don’t let marketing hype throw you. At the end of the day it is how it feels in your hand and how it cuts. Otherwise, you won’t tend to use it anyway. “That’s all I have to say about that.” (Forest Gump) Find a friend and try theirs longer than a few minutes. Then decide. Best of luck to you.

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CharlesNeil

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#5 posted 492 days ago

+ 1 on Adria ,I have the others as well, Adria is my personal choice

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#6 posted 492 days ago

The way I see it, if you’re able to get over the looks of the Veritas saw, then that would be my recommendation. It’s a great saw for the price like RonB57 pointed out. Plus, for the price of the LN, you could have two Veritas saws—-one dovetail and one carcass. That said, if I had my choice and money wasn’t an issue, I’d go with the LN or the Adria saw.

One other consideration, you could always send your LN saw back to them for resharpening if you don’t like to sharpen the saws yourself.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Manitario

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#7 posted 491 days ago

I have both; each work well. For the price though, the Veritas saw can’t be beat.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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carguy460

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#8 posted 491 days ago

I was in the same boat not long ago, and I ended up with the LN. I really think its a win-win situation, I think both saws are high quality. I just love the look of the LN and it felt right in my hand, but the allure of 2 Veritas saws for the price of 1 LN sure made it a tough call.

Anyway, I think you’ll be happy either way you go, but I agree that you should go for the one that fits your hand and feels the best.

-- Jason K

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waho6o9

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#9 posted 491 days ago

http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/3324

Here’s a great review on the LN saw

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