[Homestead] Useful homestead tool
don.bowen at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 1 08:03:57 EDT 2008
>That too is why I favor
>Japanese saws, the teeth are backwards and cut on the pull stroke.
One big advantage of the pull type saw is that the blade can be made much
smaller. The very thin blade of the Japanese saws leaves a very fine kerf
and cut down the center of the line. The thin blade is both more difficult
to control and gives more control. It is easier to adjust as you go along
but you must maintain control. I like the Japanese saws.
Also Japanese planes work on the pull. I have never tried one but would
like to. I get a catalog from a Japanese tool importer in Berkeley, CA.
Nice tools but a bit pricey.
Don Bowen KI6DIU
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