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Posted on Looking at LN dovetails saws

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#1 posted 10-03-2018 01:18 AM

I just refuse to pay that much money to cut a dovetail when you can use band saw jigs, table saw jigs, cross cuts, bow saws, etc, etc to achieve the same result. I use a HD cross cut saw to make my dovetails; yes, it is not as smooth and yes it can eat your thumbnail out and yes, it is too long, and yes…..... However, the same amount of practice on that saw will give you the same result as a $200 “dovetail saw”. You still have to clean it out with chisels and make if fit tight. So, what is the difference between having to remove 1/32” of wood for a tight fit dovetail vs. 1/8” Other than a decently sharp chisel??
I think I just burst my own bubble because I ve been wanting to burn some money on those nice looking “dovetail” saws.

- mahdee

Thanks for you thought. I’m 74 years old and I don’t plan to “take it with me”. My financial advisor says I need to spend some money. Plus you know they pay us to live in Alaska. Oct the 9th is permanent fund day and I’ll be receiving 3,200 dollars as my share of the Alaskan oil profits.

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