Lie-Nielsen tenon saws, based on a classic Disston, feature curly Maple handles, fitted using traditional split nut screws. The all-important blades are high quality Swedish steel, hardened and tempered to HRC 52. This allows the blade to retain a keen edge yet remain sharpenable using a standard saw file. The solid brass back completes the ensemble giving you a well-balanced and smooth cutting saw that is a pure joy to use. Lie Nielsen takes great care to make sure their saw blades are sharp, testing each one before it leaves their workshop.
When you cut the cheeks of a tenon, you are cutting with the grain. In other words, you are ripping down the grain. It’s not just tenons, cutting dovetails is also a ripping operation. Wherever you need to make a saw cut in the direction of the grain this saw does the job works much better as opposed to other saws, which are generally the crosscut type.