|Forum topic by 12strings||posted 09-19-2013 09:27 PM||1098 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
09-19-2013 09:27 PM
It seems in the old days, there were lots of saws in this general style: Short, deeper cut:
However, nearly all modern dovetail saws follow the longer, more shallow style, like this one (and yes, I realize many older saws also follow this design…but very few of the high-end saw makers make this style anymore…Pax is the only one I can think of:
So my question is, what makes one better than another in a certain situation, or to a particular woodworker? It seems that unless you are dovetailing 2.5-3 inch material, then the stumpy saws depth doesn’t really come into play.
I assume the answer is personal preference, but what exactly drives that preference?
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