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Japanese saw equivalent of a western carcass saw

by el_mustango
posted 11-01-2018 05:43 AM


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#1 posted 11-01-2018 08:30 PM

A carcase is basically just a long dovetail saw as far as I can see, I personally like having one in crosscut to complement my smaller rip dovetail, but there’s no reason you can’t have both profiles or prefer either. Is there a 12 inch Dozuki or something, because I’d probably use one for the stuff I do with my carcase saw.

Basically if I’m not doing a cut where I need more than an inch or so cut depth but want to make sure it is exactly tucked up against a marking the full way, I grab the carcase. Many times before I set into something with my panel saw I’ll lay out the cuts with the carcase saw because it’s just a bit smaller kerf and super stiff so the panel tracks along behind it nicely.

-- One hand to hold the saw, one hand to guide it, one hand to brace the work and in the sawdust OW MY THUMB!

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#2 posted 11-01-2018 11:37 PM

Max- that’s what I was thinking, but I wasn’t sure if I was right. Thanks!

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#3 posted 11-02-2018 05:46 PM

I mean, there may be a more seasoned expert around with better cross-knowledge, my japanese saw info is very limited as it’s basically just the american made zona ones I reversed before rehandling, but yeah, I think a carcase is used for cuts to set up drawer mounts and such, which are often going to be crossgrain and longer than 10 inches regularly enough that a little dovetail won’t cut it.

-- One hand to hold the saw, one hand to guide it, one hand to brace the work and in the sawdust OW MY THUMB!

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