After teaching thousands of students to cut dovetails by hand, Rob saw the many problems people had when using traditional dovetails saws. With the goal of enabling woodworkers to assemble their dovetails straight from the saw, Rob designed and developed this dovetail saw to address the problems he had seen. The first two inches of the blade has super fine, 22 TPI for ease of starting the cut, while the remainder of the blade has more aggressive 15 TPI for finishing the cut quickly. With an extra heavy brass back and an overall weight of 22 oz, versus 13 oz. of other high end dovetail saws, the saw itself provides the downward pressure for smooth, vibration free cuts. Composite handles, in bone or granite, have carved finger recesses for a comfortable fit in the hand. A slight .002″ (per side) set makes for dead straight saw cuts and produces a .024″ kerf. Each saw is personally tested by Rob prior to shipping and comes in a beautifully hand crafted Walnut and Aspen presentation/storage case. Overall saw length is 15 1/8″, blade length is 10″, cutting depth is 15/8″.
Rob Cosman has been woodworking for most of his life. While earning a B.Sc. in Industrial Technology / Furniture Design at Brigham Young University, he was Dr. Dale L. Nish's teaching assistant. Rob has also worked with many of the world's best craftsmen - including Alan Peters, Sam Maloof, Tage Frid, Monroe Robinson and Peter Korn.