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Posted on I need to get some saws. What do?

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#1 posted 09-24-2020 05:56 PM

I have 4 Disston’s picked up from moving sales a long while back that needed attention. I restored one within the first year, jointed the 2nd a bit later but haven’t gotten back to it since then. Its super easy to underestimate restoration work.

Ryoba saws are thin. Sometimes it thins from the handle to to the tip. Without a straight pull from wrist to elbow, its easy to wander. Still, its my personal preference for some medium sized tasks. Because the saw pulls, it won’t buckle. The kerf doesn’t need to be as thick as a western saw.

A Kataba has a stiffer/thicker blade; as a pull saw, Its worth considering. Both a cross and rip could be had for < $100.

-- derek / oregon

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