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Posted on Looking at LN dovetails saws

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#1 posted 10-05-2018 02:11 PM

They have two models. The (for lack of a better description) a regular western type and Tapered Dovetail Saw (western style).

What is the superposed advantage to the tapered saw.

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The purpose of tapered dovetail saws is so that you don’t accidentally blow past your line on the back side when you hit your line on the front side. The advantage of a non-tapered dovetail saw is that provided you saw level you hit the back line at the same time you hit the front line which saves time. Realistically, it doesn’t matter as you adjust to either saw. I would focus on other aspects of the saws first. For example, the tapered one is thinner. This can be a pro or a con. I personally don’t see any advantage to thinner saws for dovetailing, but some people prefer them. If you cope out your waste though, a very thin saw can make it more difficult requiring two cuts with a coping saw rather than one (or using a fret saw, which have their pros and cons too).

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