|Forum topic by NeanderthalStPaul||posted 01-10-2009 05:32 AM||7494 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-10-2009 05:32 AM
The Best Things has ECE frame saws for sale, which seem like a good choice.
I’m interested in a saw for ripping hardwood boards, typically for smaller projects such as boxes. Am I better off with a frame saw, a dedicated ripping hand saw (European/American), or a Japanese ryoba? I want to use hand tools instead of a bandsaw for resawing wood and I’m interested in the experience of other woodworkers. Yes, I’d love the ease of a Powermatic or Laguna bandsaw, but I don’t have the $$$ or the motivation at this point. I want to use more traditional methods to get the best results possible without electricity. I realize there is a degree of personal preference in the aforementioned tools. Anyone used all of them? I like Japanese Dozuki saws, but the kerf and length of cuts are the major elements and they aren’t dedicated ripping tools (I once destroyed the teeth of a Dozuki on Granadillo). I’ve never mastered Euro/US carpenter saws, but I know it is practice and not the tools. Frame saws are interesting in theory, but I have never use done. Any opinions are welcome, even if you think I am crazy and scream “Buy the Powermatic!”