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
manufacturing methods. 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.
Available in rip and crosscut versions. The 12 tpi rip saw has a 10 degree rake angle and an included angle of 60 degree for efficient cutting parallel
to the grain. The 14 tpi crosscut saw has a rake angle of 15 degree, an
included angle of 60 degree, and teeth filed with alternating 15 degree 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.