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The 75mm(3") long, gently curving, offset blade allows a cut to be started in the middle of a panel if required. The blade, which has zero set for a very fine cut, can be reversed when one side becomes dull. A useful tool for veneering work and fine joint cutting.
30 March 2011
close, but...potentially a great little product, at an excellent price. But the blade is profiled to cut on push stroke on one side, and is symmetrical (neither push or pull, bit of both) on the other. Given the handle angle the push blade is a really bad idea - so I flipped it to work on the pull stroke - massively better. It's not designed to be flipped that way, and you end up losing the flush-cut ability as the countersinks in the blade then stick out... Oh woe is me! This is another reminder of Sheffield tool-making missing the tricks. If the makers used this saw they would soon realise the pull-cut is brilliant, push is frankly unmanageable in fine veneers, largely because the raised handle places the force down and not across the stock.It's fine but if they flipped the countersinks in the blade and made it both sides pull-cut, it would be excellent - at no cost to the maker. No wonder the Americans etc have given Sheffield such a bad time in recent decades!