Best Dovetail Saw I've Ever Used

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Review by teenagewoodworker posted 03-22-2008 09:30 PM 14236 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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just to clear this up i haven’t used many dovetail saws so i have nothing to compare this to but for 12$ at Home Depot this saw is just amazing. i can cut straight, at an angle, or any other way i want to cut and the saw stays on track. the back pull seems so much easier and i love how it can also be used as a flush cut saw. also the blade is replaceable so i don’t have to buy a whole new one when it gets dull ( but for 12$ i would buy a new one). for anyone looking for a dovetail saw who can’t spend a ton i would recommend this saw. i would even recommend it to people who have some extra money to spend and who could get an expensive saw. this is such a great all around saw and i love it greatly!

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#1 posted 03-23-2008 12:30 AM

sounds like a great deal.

-- making sawdust....

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#2 posted 03-23-2008 04:57 AM

I like marples tools too. Will look for this saw next time I’m in Lowes.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 03-23-2008 05:41 AM

Cool. I have been locking into marples chisles at home depot, they around thirty bucks or so and look pretty nice. I’ll have to check out this saw. I have been wanting a pull saw and I saw (no pun intended) a irwin flush trim/pull saw thing that looked pretty nice but it had to big of a kerf I think. Good review. Nice price as well. :)

-- Tyler, Illinois

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#4 posted 04-04-2008 01:49 PM

I’ve got one of these. I love it. It’s come in handy doing repairs around my house. I recently needed to put some dowels into a doorframe to provide something for the hinge screws to bite on (it’s a long story) and this was perfect for trimming them almost flush (I sanded the rest).

I have one of their general carpentry saws, too. It’s a fast, clean cutter, and even easy to use when sawing wood balanced on a ceiling joist while hunched under a rafter in the attic ;-)

-- Made lots of sawdust and pounded some nails. Haven't finished anything, though.

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#5 posted 04-04-2008 06:38 PM

Nice review. Thanks.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 03-05-2009 05:30 AM

that saw is truly wonderful! never regret buying it!

-- Carolina Panther fan!

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#7 posted 05-19-2010 10:50 AM

I have this same saw, and yes, it is quite amazing :) however, does anyone know where I can purchase an extra saw blade?

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#8 posted 05-20-2010 04:36 AM

thanks Dennis

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#9 posted 03-17-2011 06:35 AM

Great saw, easy to put a kink in the blade though. Keep easy strokes. No clue where to get a new blade; Irwin owns Marples now. look online. For 12 bucks, get a new one, I bet a blade and shipping is more.
Perfomes great with good stroke.

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#10 posted 01-14-2012 01:19 AM

i love this saw. correction: loved. it’s trashed. i agree that at the price, it’s a great saw. don’t count on finding a replacement easily. whether yours is marples, irwin or some other brand—- it seems to be all the same saw manufactured by Shark Corp. from what i can tell that’s (if online) who you should be searching out for a new blade. and then it’s nearly the cost of a whole new saw. as has been stated. i’m moving on to something else i think. it was like a hot girlfriend i once had. been there. done that. ready for something that will last a bit longer.

-- "Take extra care not to lose what you feel" (Winwood/Capaldi/Wood)

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#11 posted 12-09-2012 05:33 PM


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