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For woodworkers who prefer a fine-tooth dovetail saw, Veritas produce a premium example with a 20 teeth per 25mm (20tpi blade) filed for rip cutting. It has a 235mm (9.1/4") long by 0.5mm thick high-carbon steel blade. The teeth have a rake angle of 14°, and an included angle of 60°. The depth of cut is about 40mm (1.9/16").
The back of this saw is injection moulded under high pressure onto the blade and stainless-steel handle-mounting bolt. This forms a solid one-piece blade/spine/mount assembly. The material used for the back incorporates stainless-steel powder for weight, glass fibre for stiffness, and a polymer resin binder. A brass nut fastener secures the comfortably shaped Bubinga handle. The saw has great balance it cuts easily, stays true and the pistol grip helps make the saw feel like an extension of your arm. Overall length 360mm (14.1/4")
20 May 2013
You get a lot more than you pay for!I've used one of these since just after they came out. It joined a collection comprising its 14tpi sibling, another by a highly regarded competitor and a custom made saw purpose-designed by a high end saw-maker for fine work.I soon sold the competitor's saw on Ebay and now this is my first tool of choice. I make handcrafted boxes to commission and they nearly all feature hand-cut dovetails - so I need a quality saw. This saw is at least as good as its nearest rival costing nearly twice the price. Want to cut good dovetails? First step - get one of these!
19 April 2013
Loved it the first time I saw itThis is a beautiful, perfectly formed little saw. It fits into my hand as if it should always have been there and although the bubinga handle is wonderfully smooth to the touch it allows a very sure grip. The component parts are so well put together I often just want to hold this in my hands and admire it. having said that, when put to work it performs flawlessly every time and leaves me wanting to play with it some more.
2 August 2010
Another Veritas WinnerAlmost cheeky of Veritas to take a dovetail saw and change it, but they have and it certainly works. I looked at this for a while before taking the plunge, but I'm glad I did ! The first thing you'll notice on picking it up is its lack of heft, but believe me, you will not miss that after a very short while,I think the lack of weight (it's not a great deal) is an improvement with such fine teeth, and it feels more like an extension of your arm ! The handle too is very comfortable and whilst I quite like Bubinga, if I'm so inclined it will be very easy to change it to say a Rosewood one or whatever. An excellent buy and if they haven't already, the looks will grow on you.