8" Gent Back Saw
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...
- 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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Handy all-rounder for small work
This is a traditional Western gent's saw, and should not be confused with a Japanese saw. Different use cases. The set is rather wide from the factory. It's not like anyone is going to use it for ripping long planks. Tapping the set slightly smaller makes it produce narrower kerfs and smoother sides, at the cost of slightly more clogging. The TPI is also on the high side for such a small saw, but that's because it's also meant to be used for softer woods. A gents saw is an all-rounder, for ripping, crosscuts, hard wood, soft wood, and pretty much any small work. No worrying about whether a rip saw, crosscut saw, dovetail saw, carcass saw or other is the right tool - just grab the gents and do it. As long as you don't need deeper cuts, it will do it.
makes accurate cuts, does not track, very sharp when new
I didn't spend much and didn't get much. I wanted a pull saw and got a push.
This is a great saw. You could spend more, but WHY?
GREAT SAW AT A SMALL COST
It is a great little back saw and it has lived up to all of my expectations.
A great saw for the price. Performs exceptionally.
Very nice saw
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!
Good Saw, Great Value!
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.
PERFECT SAW AT A PERFECT PRICE
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.
Decent for the price
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.
I would reccommend this saw
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.
Solid construction, decent performance
Well, how much can you really say about a proven saw design that's been around for 400 years? The construction of this saw seems rock-solid, with many years of expected use awaiting it. Only concern: too much preservation oil had been applied, making the saw unusable out of the box until a thorough wipe down was performed.