When we think of a ripsaw, we tend to imagine large baulks of timber being sliced into thick boards. Quite often though, there is a need to trim a smaller piece of timber. A rip panel saw is far less cumbersome than its full size cousin is. Whereas a rip handsaw would generally be toothed around 4.5tpi, the rip panel saw has a fine by comparison 7tpi. It’s designed for thinner stock, such as cutting a panel down to the desired width, hence the name. The Lie Nielsen panel saw has a taper ground blade (0.8mm to 0.66mm) to prevent it binding in the cut. The blade has plenty of metal under the handle ensuring a lifetime of sharpening. The curly maple handle is beautifully shaped and both good to look at and comfortable in use. The blade is 500mm long, and the saw 615mm long overall.
|Length of Blade||500 mm|
|Overall Length||615 mm|
|Tooth Pitch \ tpi||3.63 mm \ 7 tpi|