Pax 1776 Tenon Saw – Maple Pistol Grip Handle

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  • #8575
    Ken
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    New handles on these saws made from maple. I still like the english elm the best I think.

    #8624
    Jim Burcicki
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    Sweet!!!

    #8629
    David Gill
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    Nice job Ken did you have a template for marking out the handle

     

    Wigan, Lancs. England :

    #8637
    Ken
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    Oops……..Sorry guys this is the Pax 1776 tenon saw now being sold with the new maple handle, as well as the elm handle.

    #8642
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Very nice, I happen to have a Pax Tenon Saw but n0 nothing about them or quality of same. I don’t care much for the handle and will modify it one day.

    So are these good saws ?

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #8648
    Ken
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    Hi Steve………the 1776 are very nice saws, I find the handle better than the handles on my Lie Nielsen saws. The 1776 range of saws are much better than the other pax saws, witch I’m not to keen on. I do love my Lie Nielsen saws, but these are every bit as good.

    Ken 😉

    #8665
    STEVE MASSIE
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    Ken thanks for the info I don’t believe mine is a 1776 but I could be wrong I will have to look at it more closely.  I do know it came from Garrett Wade here in the States in the 1980’s.  I also bought a nice Pax Hand Saw off of a fella here a year or so ago and it appears to be a very nice saw which needs sharpening.

    Steve

    Steve Massie, I live in the great State of Florida, US

    #8670
    Ken
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    Steve if it’s a Pax 1776 it will be on the brass back buddy

    #8713
    Florian
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    Hey Ken,

    did you reset the saw in the beginning or are you happy with it out of the box? I bought a new pax 12″ 13tpi beech handle tenon saw last year and I don’t like it too much. So far I spend more time restoring and using my flee market saws than the only new saw I’ve bought 😉

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #8714
    Florian
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    Rip teeth.

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

    #8715
    Ken
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    Hi Florian,

    Yeah the beech handled saws are not very good to be honest. the Pax 1776 is a totally different saw in terms of quality, out the box mine tracked the line straight and true. I also like the folded brass back, against the milled and glued backs on my Lie Nielsen saws.

    Bottom line a real nice saw straight out the box 😉

    #8720
    Florian
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    Thanks Ken,

    It says mine has an alloy steel blade but there is no further specification of the steel used for the 1776. Out of the box mine feels like a immobile tank. Maybe I’ll invest some time to reset and reshape it. I paid more than for my 4 flee market saws together. My favourite saw has no branding at all and probably a self made handle but it cuts beautifully and is easy to sharpen.

    I used a belt sander recently to sand an old blade and went too deep. It was branded as warranted superior which was when I remember right the cheaper second line of the Distons. In the center it was so thin after the belt attack that I could file in a complete tooth with one stroke…not too good…

     

     

    I enjoy working wood in Germany.

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