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Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8"

Item #11R31
$30.50
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4.5

(11 reviews)

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Product Information:

Manufactured by Crown Hand Tools, these saws keep a thinner blade stiff by reinforcing it with a brass back. Designed for cutting box joints, dovetails, any joinery and fine model making.


  • Exceptional quality tools from Crown Hand Tools Ltd, Sheffield, England
  • Resharpenable high carbon steel blade
  • Rosewood handle, 17 tpi
  • Depth of cut is 1-1/2".
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    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    91%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Effective (7)
    • Well built / quality (5)
    • Easy to use (2)
    • Good design (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small projects (6)
    • In the workshop (2)
    • Large projects (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8)
    • Primary Use:
    • Personal (7), Business (2)

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    5.0

    beautiful...smooth cut

    By  Cletus the net builder

    from virginia

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    makes accurate cuts, does not track, very sharp when new

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    2.0

    backsaw blues

    By  Hex

    from AR

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Not Effective
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    I didn't spend much and didn't get much. I wanted a pull saw and got a push.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Graet Saw

    By  Eric

    from Augusta, Ga

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    This is a great saw. You could spend more, but WHY?

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    GREAT SAW AT A SMALL COST

    By  BILL

    from SYRACUSE N.Y.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • DOVETAILS
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy case
    • Versatile
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    • None as of yet

    Best Uses

    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    It is a great little back saw and it has lived up to all of my expectations.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    quality saw

    By  bluejay

    from northern new jersey

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    A great saw for the price. Performs exceptionally.

    • Primary Use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Very nice saw

    By  Edgar SanginĂ©s

    from Mexico City, Mexico.

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Nicely manufactured
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Fine woodworking
    • Large Projects
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    I've been using it for about a month now & it has worker perfectly, the handle is firm and the saw leaves a decently smooth surface. Always pleasing to use nice handtools!

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Good Saw, Great Value!

    By  RiverRockWS

    from Spring Hill, KS

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dovetailing
    • Tenoning

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    I am one of those woodworkers that takes a fancy to quality hand tools, and this saw is no exception. Having just recently started my journey into craftsmanship I wanted a nice backsaw that wouldn't break the bank, but also would give me the results and detailed accuracy one would expect in hand cut joinery. I was not disappointed, this saw is a little more "rough" than some of the $100+ dovetail saws out there, but I found that to be a great thing for a beginning woodworker who still needs to perfect their hand sawing technique; This saw is forgiving, easy to use and it was straight and well balanced right out of the box and cuts quickly and accurately (as long as you use it right). Bottom line, a great intermediate backsaw that will last you until you are experienced enough to notice the difference a $100+ dovetail saw can make.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    PERFECT SAW AT A PERFECT PRICE

    By  CHARLIE

    from BELTON, MO

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Strong
    • Works Effectively

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Small Projects

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    GREAT AND EASY CONTROL, CUTS VERY SMOOTHLY WITHOUT WANDER. WONDERFUL FOR FINE DETAIL WORK, HANDSAWN DOVETAILS, KERF CLEANING FOR A BOTCHED MITER SPLINE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    4.0

    Decent for the price

    By  Ben

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Fair value
    • Good appearance
    • Lightweight
    • Strong

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Small Projects

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    Have begun using this saw for dovetails and other joinery and am generally happy with it. I chose to clamp the teeth in the jaws of a metal vice to remove the teeth's set. Before I did this the saw would catch and skip in the cut alot, which was very frustrating, but it cuts decently quick and also a smaller kerf after removing the set. The blade is a little short for my taste, since I would prefer to take a long stroke, and if I get carried away I will push the saw too far forward and out of the kerf.

    • Primary Use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    I would reccommend this saw

    By  Brian

    from Ladson, SC

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Design
    • Great Blade

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Crown 187W Gent Back Saw 8" :

    A great little backsaw. I use it for kerf cutting miter joints for picture frames - perfect joints every time. Only had it a month so don't know how long it'll keep sharp but I looks and feels a quality tool.

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