Weighing just under 1-1/2 lb
with 16" blades, these are the largest saws in the Veritas line.
Available in 9 tpi rip or 12 tpi crosscut patterns, the blades are made
from 0.024" thick high-carbon steel with 0.003" of set per side and a
cut depth of nearly 4".
The ripping saw teeth have a 14 degree rake angle; teeth on the crosscut
saw have a 15 degree rake and have been filed with alternating 15 degree bevels so
they sever wood fibers rather than tear them.
Each saw is well balanced, with a spine molded from a mixture of
stainless-steel powder for weight, glass fiber for stiffness and a
polymer resin binder. The closed handle is configured for exceptional
control for a saw of this size and weight, with a hardwood grip secured
by a stainless-steel bolt and brass nut.
The blade and handle-mounting bolt are molded into the spine, creating a solid blade/spine/mount assembly.