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The Saws Guide

The Saws Guide

A Note on the Term ‘Handsaw’: Technically all saws can be classed under the term ‘handsaws’ as this is a general term for all saws used by hand (not machines), however, the term ‘handsaws’ can also refer to a specific saw which is described as a large panel saw. In this guide we will […]

Using Saws

Using Saws

The Western saws we use don’t cut on the pull-stroke, so you are cutting on the push-stroke and only using the pull-stroke to retrieve the saw ready for the next stroke. Back Saws and Backless Saws (Dovetail, Tenon, Gent’s and Panel Saw) Put your non-dominant foot forward and your dominant foot back, this will […]

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[…] has been used to help improve both the site and our content. Incase You Missed It New Guides The Strop Guide- This guide shows you… Buying a Sawset27 September 2018 Paul recommends buying a secondhand sawset as they are cheaper and rarely wear out, these are readily found on eBay and also in secondhand […]

Saw Files

Saw Files

[…] Taper Fineness (the closer the teeth are on the file, the finer it is) Double-cut/ single cut/ second cut Paul finds that 3 main sizes cover most saws: Slim taper Extra slim taper Double extra slim taper (sometimes shown as XX slim) When choosing a saw file, it depends on the type of saw, […]

Buying a Tenon Saw

Buying a Tenon Saw

Paul Sellers recommends a 12” tenon saw with 14-16 PPI. You can get brass-backed or steel-backed ones, the steel-backed saws are slightly lighter in weight so it is down to personal preference, however Paul says most experienced craftsman ultimately use a brass-backed. 🇬🇧/🇺🇸You can buy these new online for approximately £30-40, we found this […]