|Forum topic by curliejones||posted 02-26-2015 05:22 PM||755 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-26-2015 05:22 PM
After lots of reading, I’m trying to narrow my choice of dovetail/tenon saws. The field is narrow (two saws) and I’m trying this at the beginning of a hand tool “excursion”. I want to start with something decent and well-suited to the task just to give it a fair chance at success and therefore, my satisfaction.
I read one article professing that a 210mm saw was much preferred by the author compared to his original 240mm saw. He says the teeth are finer, but I say if the teeth are rated at # teeth/ inch that should be a non-factor. It seems the 240mm saws are much more common for dovetailing/tenon cutting and the current wisdom is that a saw filed for rip will do a better job.
I’ve narrowed the field to a 240mm saw by Gyokucho, a number 372, and an Eaks 210 mm saw by Nakaya. Cost is close and the description talks of how easy to use the the 210 is. That said, The blade thickness is about 50% greater on the 240mm saw and I am wondering if that would make controlling the saw easier – remember I’m a newbie to hand saws. Both saws are filed for rip. Both saws have glowing remarks made by the seller, who happens to sell both.
I guess my query is very specific when it comes to comparing a particular model, but I would appreciate any general experienced opinions on blade thickness as well as experience with these two saws in particular.
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