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Forum topic by BustedClock posted 09-07-2013 12:44 AM 1631 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BustedClock

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09-07-2013 12:44 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tyzack dovetail saw saws

I never heard of Tyzack saws until I did some eBaying. I’m shopping for a good dovetail saw, but would like one I don’t have to spend several days making useable. Does anyone have any experience with the Tyzack dovetail saw?

Thanks.

-- Hey, I'm usually right twice a day! Except where they use 24 hour clocks.


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Benvolio

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#1 posted 09-08-2013 11:03 PM

no personal experience, but I’m given to understanding they’re a decent saw.

Tyzack is to saws what Record is to hand planes – not the name youo’d use for the swanky centrefold money shot, but made to the same standards …. and in terms of performance: indistinguishable from the dead posh ones.

B

-- Ben, England.

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sikrap

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#2 posted 09-09-2013 02:28 AM

I haven’t used their DT saw, but I did have one of their tenon saws a while back and she was a beaut!! Cut like buttah :) Only reason I got rid of it was because I ran into a guy who collected the Tyzacks and he REALLY wanted it.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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distrbd

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#3 posted 09-09-2013 02:44 AM

if you are shopping for a good dovetail saw I recommend Dozuki saw,I have the steel backed type and it is an amazing saw,LV sells all kinds shapes and sizes of them:

http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=50663&cat=1,42884,50663

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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waho6o9

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#4 posted 09-09-2013 03:28 AM

Good call on the Lee Valley saws Ken.

I’m getting the following from Lee Valley. I wanted the steel backed
pull saw as well.
http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=70898&cat=51&ap=2

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BigMig

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#5 posted 09-09-2013 04:00 PM

I visited one of the Lee Nielsen events and tried out their dovetail saws. I then ordered their dovetail saw with the thin-plate blade (0.015 in). I’ve enjoyed using it on a couple of dovetail projects already. It cuts on the push, not on the pull. I think they retail for around $125.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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