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Standard Dovetail Saw 14 tpi


The blade of the Veritas® Standard Dovetail Saw has 14 ripcut teeth per inch. This model is most efficient on stock thicker than 1/2". The teeth, set 0.003" per side, have a rake angle of 14° and an included angle of 60°. The saw has a spine molded from an advanced material...


The blade of the Veritas® Standard Dovetail Saw has 14 ripcut teeth per inch. This model is most efficient on stock thicker than 1/2". The teeth, set 0.003" per side, have a rake angle of 14° and an included angle of 60°. The saw has a spine molded from an advanced material incorporating stainless-steel powder for weight, glass fiber for stiffness, and a polymer resin binder. An over-molded blade and stainless-steel handle-mounting bolt create a solid one-piece blade/spine/mount assembly, and a single brass fastener secures the hardwood handle. Made of high-carbon steel, the blade is 9-1/4" long and 0.020" thick, with a cut depth of about 1-9/16". This comfortable, well-balanced saw is 14-1/4" in overall length.

  • 14 TPI for stock thicker than 1/2"

  • Bubinga handle

  • 14-1/4" overall length

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4.64 out of 5 stars
14 Reviews
  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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    Doesn't quite meet my expectations

    I've been wanting a Cosman saw for months, but just can't afford them. I saw this one here, and knowing Veritas quality, just knew it would serve me fine. Well, not so quick. The saw is gorgeous! Totally excited when I opened it, so could not wait to give it a try in the shop. Found a piece of soft pine, and a piece of cherry to test it on. Problems immediately! The saw did not start well at all in either wood. Even after several starting pull strokes, the saw just would not start. I spent over an hour working with it trying different start methods to no avail. I wanted this saw to work well so bad, but alas, it just did not. Not sure if the rake angle is too much or it needs a good sharpening. How disappointing! So now, I just have to keep using my Crown Gents Saw till I can rake up enough to get the Cosman saw. Your results may vary. Those were mine. Returned the saw. :(

  2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    My first "real" saw.

    Don't know why I hesitated for so long on buying a real saw instead of trying to buy cheap and fix up. Perfect tly tuned out of the box and fit my hand perfectly! Cannot go wrong with this great little saw!

  3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Veritas Vs. Dozuki “Z” Saw, a comparative review

    I have had the dozuki “Z” saw for almost a year, and I have used it for general cross cutting as well as for cutting dovetails. While I consider myself to be reasonably practiced with the “Z” saw, I find that I have a much easier time sawing plumb and square with the Veritas dovetail saw than the “Z” saw, whether on crosscuts or rip cuts. I think it has a lot to do with hand position; my hand is in a more natural and “neutral” position with the Veritas saw, so I am not torquing my wrist to make the cut. Even though I only have a month worth of time with the Veritas saw, I already get much better results (plumb and square according to my Starrett square with Veritas versus a few degrees off requiring chisel correction with the “Z” saw.) This is just my comparative experience; your results may vary. It’s also worth noting that the Veritas 14 TPI saw does a pretty good job of cross cutting even though it’s filed rip while the “Z” saw is good at cross cutting but much slower at rip cutting. As in, the “Z” saw takes about 3-4 times as many strokes to get to the same depth when rip cutting and about 2/3 as many strokes cross cutting compared to the Veritas with similar surface finish and comparable saw kerf both ways.

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great saw

    Bought this to get good at dovetails. This saw feels perfect in my hand and cuts easy and true. Nice weight to the saw, feels like a real quality tool. Very happy with the purchase. For the money, I doubt you could find a better saw.

  5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great little saw

    It may be possible to find a better saw than this one, but you'd probably have to pay a lot more, and the difference would be very minor. It's a great little saw, and well worth the money.

  6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great Dovetail Saw

    What a great saw. Wonderful performance and a great feel. Much easier to keep on line compared to what I was using before for dovetails.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent quality and function.

    What a difference the right tool makes. Just bought it yesterday, and already this little saw is indespensible. In case you're wondering, the black stiffiner on the saw is NOT plastic, but rather cast metal. I was thrown by this in the pictures and it initially made the saw look suspect. I should have known better give Veritas reputation. This saw does exactly what it's supposed to do. Cuts straight. Enough said, really. Just an excellent saw and great value for the price.

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Top Notch

    Works perfect and great quality.

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Great little saw

    I'm just starting to enter the world of dovetails & needed a good above average entry level donvetail saw. I've had a few of them in my hand but none as comfortable & a pleasure to use such as this one. Very happy with the saw & can't wait to make my first project with it.

  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    Cutting Dovetails

    learning to cut dovetails and small miters

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Nice Saw

    Great Product, cuts well @ 14 tpi.

  12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Best Dovetail saw ever!

    This is the best dovetail saw period.

  13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Veritas standerd Dovetail Saw

    I have two other dove tail saws and this puts both to shame. Cuts smother and faster

  14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Love this Saw

    Just getting into hand cutting dovetails and this saw is a joy to use. It works much better than the Japanese Dozuki saw that I was using. The quality and value are outstanding. I tested using the 14 tpi vs the 20 tpi - I liked the easier cut of the 14 tpi. The cut is definitely clean enough for any dovetail.

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