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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 04-21-2014 12:53 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnChung

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04-21-2014 12:53 PM

I had quite a trouble trying to get the dovetail right and tight. I was using my japanese dozuki saw and it never quite saw to the line. Jumping here and there. I finally succumb and took out my Veritas dovetail saw. The pistol grip made the difference. I am able to saw much more accurately now.

How about you guys? Any saw made a big difference in dovetails?


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#1 posted 04-21-2014 01:05 PM

I like those saws also. I have both the course and fine and they feel very good in my hands.

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#2 posted 04-21-2014 01:22 PM

I’m also more accurate with my Western style dovetail saw most of the time.

I’m getting much better results with the dozuki, however, since fixing a small technical error. I was holding the saw too close to the blade in true Western tradition. Moving the grip back on the handle made a big difference.

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#3 posted 04-21-2014 02:34 PM

Hmm ergonomics btw western and eastern is huge….... I need to revisit this saw again.

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