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Better Dovetail saw, Gents Saw

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  • #70276
    David Perrott
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    I have been thinking about getting a different dovetail saw. I have an 10 inch Disston. It seems a bit fussy. I have to sharpen it a lot. Sometimes it works great other times it is a pain. I like the Veritas saws. I have a set of carcass saws, that I think I will sell. I don’t use them. I may get the dovetail version but I have been thinking about trying a gent style saw reserved for dovetails. I’m intrigued by them. Anyone have any experience with that style?

    #70629
    cpetersen1970
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    I have a gent’s style dovetail saw. It was a relatively inexpensive saw, actually a modern make recommended by Paul in a blog post. It’s not a bad saw, but I find I prefer the regular saw grip much better than the gent style handle in general. I don’t use it much as a consequence even though it cuts just fine.

    #70637
    Mark Armstrong
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    Gent saws I feel a bit light weight.
    Also hard to keep in same position in hand each time you pick up saw.
    I prefer open handle on backed saws up to 10″
    Closed handle 12″ and up.
    If you get a Veritas dovetail get the 20 tpi the 14 tpi feels a little catchy to me.
    I have a 10″ 20tpi PAX open handle Dovetail saw, 9″ 14 tpi Veritas Open handle Dovetail saw, and a 8″ 20 tpi Spear & Jackson Dovetail saw closed handle.
    I also have a 6″ 24 tpi PAX Gents saw.
    My preferred saw is the PAX 10″opened handle Dovetail saw the weight comfort and smoothness of cut do it for me.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #70638
    Mark Armstrong
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    Gent saws I feel a bit light weight.
    Also hard to keep in same position in hand each time you pick up saw.
    I prefer open handle on backed saws up to 10″
    Closed handle 12″ and up.
    If you get a Veritas dovetail get the 20 tpi the 14 tpi feels a little catchy to me.
    I have a 10″ 20tpi PAX open handle Dovetail saw, 9″ 14 tpi Veritas Open handle Dovetail saw, and a 8″ 20 tpi Spear & Jackson Dovetail saw closed handle.
    I also have a 6″ 24 tpi PAX Gents saw.
    My preferred saw is the PAX 10″opened handle Dovetail saw the weight comfort and smoothness of cut do it for me.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #70911
    David Perrott
    Participant

    Thanks Gents!
    I would probably go for the Veritas, 14tpi. Its easier to sharpen. I will try to find a gent saw on the secondary market. Normally they are in bad shape. I do find them intriguing.

    With dovetails I started doing pins first too. Just changing everything!

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