These saws carry forward the same design principles we used to develop
our innovative dovetail saws, adopting selected traits of traditional
carcass saws and rendering them using innovative materials and modern
Typically used to cut joints in drawer runners, dividers, and stretchers
(the framework or carcass of a piece), they are well balanced, maneuverable,
and scaled for smaller work than a tenon saw.
This set has both 12tpi rip and the 14tpi crosscut saw. The 12 tpi rip saw has a 10Â°
rake angle and an included angle of 60Â° for efficient cutting parallel
to the grain. The 14 tpi crosscut saw has a rake angle of 15Â°, an
included angle of 60Â°, and teeth filed with alternating 15Â° bevels
so they sever wood fibers rather than tear them. The teeth on each have
relatively minimal set, at only 0.003" per side.
Each saw has a molded spine that incorporates stainless-steel powder
for weight, glass fiber for stiffness, and an advanced polymer binder.
An over-molded blade and stainless-steel handle-mounting bolt create a
solid blade/spine/mount assembly. A single brass fastener secures the
wallaba handle. The open-grip handle, made larger than those of classic
carcass saws, permits a comfortable, secure grip. The high-carbon steel
blade, 11" long and 0.02" thick, has a cut depth of about 2-3/8".
Each saw is 16-3/8" long overall and weighs just under a pound. Offered
individually or as a pair.