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. You may find that when holding the saw back parallel to the bench the teeth will give an upward angled cut enabling faster cuts with less effort. With less material at the toe of the blade the point of balance is moved back improving the handling of the saw. This saw is pure joy to use.
The Lie-Nielsen Tapered Tenon Saw is similar to the standard 16" tenon saw but with a 3/8" taper along the length of the blade. The cutting depth is 3" at the toe and 3.3/8" at the heel. The saw plate is 0.020" thick. Teeth are filed rip cut, 10tpi, set at 0.004" per side. Overall length, including handle, is 21.1/4", with a blade length of 16". Overall height is 7".
8 June 2016
Excellent SawLovely fine, straight and sharp tenon saw with a good well balanced weight and the most exquisite maple handle. Cuts like a dream both rip and crosscut.