8 May 2013 at 8:54 am #11738
My new tenon saw arrived nice and early this morning. It’s the Pax 1776 12” 13 TPI rip cut.
I do like these saws, in fact I might sell my Lie Nielsen saws and replace them with the Pax. Mmmm I do love my Lie Nielsen though. 🙂
You must be logged in to access attached files.8 May 2013 at 3:52 pm #11758
On second thoughts I love my saws too much to part with them. 🙂8 May 2013 at 3:55 pm #11759jgust747Participant
Very nice Ken
Dallas, Texas8 May 2013 at 9:15 pm #11763
Thanks Johan, It cuts really nice, tracks a line straight and true. 🙂9 May 2013 at 2:35 am #11766ScottParticipant
Pretty saw Ken. I like the open handle, and that they did not put that monstrous PAX etching on the plate. I did not find the PAX 1776 saws offered in the states a couple of years ago after I first read about them, but now I see there are a few retailers online offering them.
One site here sells a few 1776 sizes, but also sells standard PAX saws with upgraded walnut handles. The 14″ walnut handled backsaws seem to be a great value at $110 USD; a real improvement over the standard PAX handle.
-Scott Los Angeles9 May 2013 at 2:44 am #11767Greg MerrittParticipant
Good looking saw Ken…enjoy!
http://hillbillydaiku.com9 May 2013 at 2:50 am #11768
I agree about the etching Scott. Flamboyant blade etchings didn’t come along until the 19th century so there’s just a quietly understated engraving on the spine to tell you what it is and where it comes from. I find the handle on the Pax is more confutable and fits my hand better than my Lie Nielsen saws.9 May 2013 at 2:52 am #11769
Good looking saw Ken…enjoy!
Thanks Greg, It sure is a nice saw to use. 🙂9 May 2013 at 4:50 pm #11787STEVE MASSIEParticipant
Ken a nice looking saw and you can never have to many saws. I have an older modern tenon saw that came from Garrett Wade here in the States I believe. I am not fond of the handle and plan on re – working it, I am also not real familiar with Pax saws.
Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US9 May 2013 at 5:55 pm #11788
Thanks Steve, I’m pleased you said that, because I’m saving to buy another 😉
http://www.flinn-garlick-saws.co.uk/acatalog/Pax_Range.html9 May 2013 at 8:53 pm #11805Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Ken they are a loverly saw to use and they hang just right I have one. I also have Maple handle Dovetail saw. Thomas Flin probably one of the best mass manufactures of saws.
I am thinking of buying more Pax saws Maple handles for Rip cut and Elm for Xcut
Ken cut loads of scraps of wood and Enjoy 😉
Dagenham, Essex, England9 May 2013 at 10:05 pm #11813
Agreed Mark, what are the maple handles like, hard to tell off a picture. I’m looking at the 15 TPI to use as a dovetail saw, 20 TPI is a bit fine for me. I have the Lie Nielsen dovetail saw and more, but the Pax saws feel much better in my hand. Might end up selling the Lie Nielsen, It would be total extravagance to have both. HaHa It would, It really would. 😉9 May 2013 at 10:39 pm #11818Mark ArmstrongParticipant
Just as nice as the Elm.
20tpi dose test my eyes so I have magnifying glasses with light. I also you black marker on teeth to show where I have been when sharpening saw.
Dagenham, Essex, England21 May 2013 at 8:04 pm #12268CraigParticipant
I bought the Walnut Handled 14″ saw a couple months ago and am impressed with the quality and price point.
I found the handle more rounded over than the typical shallow bullnose of the older saws and not quite enough undercut just above the lower horn. An hour or so with a rasp and a couple of files helped a lot for comfort.
If this one saw is any indication of their overall product quality(and I think it is) they’re an excellent value IMHO.
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