The three most popular back saws from Lie Nielsen now feature a slight tapering of the blade from toe to heel. This taper gives you better control over precise cuts. When you reach the gauge line on the front of your timber, the blade is slightly above the line on the back side, which reduces the risk of sawing past your line. In addition, the taper introduces an angled approach to your work (when holding the saw back parallel to the bench), enabling faster cuts with less effort.
The Lie Nielsen Tapered Dovetail Saw is the same in all respects as the Thin Plate Dovetail Saw but with a 1/4" taper along the length of the blade. The cutting depth is 35mm(1.3/8") at the toe and 42mm(1.5/8") at the heel. The saw plate is 0.38mm(.015") thick. Teeth are filed rip cut, 14 tpi, set at .003" per side. Overall length, including handle, is 475mm(15"), with a blade length of 250mm(10") Overall height is 108mm(4.1/4")
8 June 2016
Lovely Saw.An exceptional dovetail saw which is well balanced and easy to use with a nice stiff blade.
24 October 2015
A superb sawThis outstanding little saw is a thing of beauty. When I took it out of the box for the first time I didn't know whether to put it in a frame and hang it on the wall, or to get it down to the workshop and give it a try! The appearance is just superb. The handle is beautifully crafted polished Maple, which fits in my hand perfectly. The polished brass back and precision blade are also finished to the highest standard. Some test cuts revealed the saw starts really easily and cuts effortlessly and true, leaving the finest of saw cut from the ultra fine blade. This is a real top quality tool, which is what you would expect from Lie Nielsen. I also bought the carcass saw at the saw time, and am similarly impressed with that one too. I cannot comment on performance against other saws on the market, as these are replacements for saws bought long ago, but the 200 quid I've just spent on these two saws represents real value for money in my eyes, as the quality and performance is outstanding. I'll be buying the Lie Nielsen Tenon saw next, and look forward to making that purchase very much. I tried to avoid using the old cliché "you get what you pay for", but in this case, you really do. If you're willing to pay the price, you really wont be disappointed.