The Veritas saws combine the best characteristics of the classic
fine joinery saw with those of state-of-the-art materials and
construction methods. The tooth pattern on the thin high-carbon steel
blade provides a good balance
between cutting action and surface finish. The pistol-grip design of the
wooden handle makes it intuitive to hold the saw such that the index
finger rests on the stainless-steel/glass/polymer composite spine, which
strength and rigidity. This set includes the standard and fine tooth dovetail saws and a small crosscut saw.
When cutting joints, it is desirable to match the tooth pattern to the
thickness of the material you are using. The standard dovetail saw, with
14 tpi, is intended for material 1/2 in. to 3/4 in. thick. The
fine-tooth dovetail saw, with 20 tpi, is intended for material 1/2 in.
and thinner. This is by no means a hard rule, as either dovetail saw
will cut well outside these ranges; however, each is most efficient
within its specified range.
Saw Teeth Geometry
- Standard Dovetail: The teeth on the standard dovetail saw are filed
rip at 14 teeth per inch, with a 14 degree rake using the typical 60
degree included angle. Set is 0.003 in. on each side.
- Fine-tooth Dovetail: The teeth on the fine-tooth dovetail saw are
filed rip at 20 teeth per inch, with a 14degree rake and a 60 degree
included angle. A double-extra-slim file will be necessary for
sharpening these teeth. Set is 0.003 in. per side.