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Forum topic by Benvolio posted 09-01-2013 08:00 PM 792 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-01-2013 08:00 PM

I’m not really too sure what decent brand saws are out there at the moment.

I’m after a decent set of joinery back saws.

It seems like if you want the Western style, there’s either cheap generic hard point tenon saws, or the next step up is Veritas back saws that are between £50 and £60 each.

I’m thinking maybe £35 a pop ($65)

Is there anything in between that’s worth considering?

Cheers

Ben

-- Ben, England.


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#1 posted 09-01-2013 09:03 PM

Shop made bow saw.

Mine cost me about $10 (for a butcher saw blade which
I refiled for ripping and stoned most of the set off
the teeth). I cut dovetails with it and it is very
accurate.

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#2 posted 09-02-2013 12:09 AM

Any thoughts on Spear & Jackson?

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#3 posted 09-02-2013 02:09 AM

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen the Veritas backsaws on sale for about £35. I didn’t think much of it because that’s the same price it’s offered for regularly in $ after exchange, but they explained that was a good deal. I can’t find the thread right now or I would give you the link.

Have you considered vintage?

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#4 posted 09-02-2013 06:01 PM

I found the link that had it for £35, but now it's listed for £58.

You could ask on the forums at https://woodworkingmasterclasses.com where they find their deals. Lot of Brits there.

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