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Are Lie Nielsen saws good?

Are Lie Nielsen saws good?

Our Saws are exceptionally accurate, beautiful, and perfectly set for the jobs for which they are designed. Saw blades are made from polished Swedish Steel and tempered to Rockwell 52 for durability and ease of sharpening. We take care to make sure our saw blades are properly sharpened and accurately set.

Does Lie Nielsen sharpening saws?

Lie-Nielsen saw blades are made from polished Swedish Steel, and tempered to Rockwell 52. They are durable, but easily sharpened with a file. They take care to make sure the saw blades are properly sharpened and accurately set.

What is a tapered saw?

We’ve redesigned our three Back Saws with a slight tapering of the blade from toe to heel to give you better control over precise cuts—when holding the saw back parallel to the bench, and finishing the cut, the saw teeth will be slightly above your gauge line on the offside.

What is the difference between a tenon saw and dovetail saw?

Compared to the dovetail saw, the tenon saw has a taller, heavier blade to make the 1- or 2-inch deep cuts needed for the joint. The teeth on a tenon saw are ground for making either a crosscut or a rip cut.

What is the best saw for cutting dovetails?

a coping saw is the perfect tool to cut out the waste between dovetails. The thin blade can fit into even the tightest pin socket and make a turn along the baseline, removing the waste in seconds.

What is the difference between a fret saw and a coping saw?

Although the coping saw is often used for similar work, the fretsaw is capable of much tighter radii and more delicate work. Compared with the coping saw it has much shallower blades, which are usually extra-fine, up to 32 teeth per inch (tpi).

Is Lie Nielsen going out of business?

Their production has effectively ceased until some time in the future, date unknown. They are not accepting either new orders, or backorders, for saws. Period.

What are the disadvantages of a tenon saw?

Use only a rip-cut tenon saw for cutting in the same direction as the wood grain and a cross-cut tenon saw for cutting across the grain. Improper technique can cause your saw blade to jam and become bent. Inspect the wood being cut for nails, staples or screws as these can also jam a blade and ruin the blade teeth.

What is a carcass saw used for?

The Carcass Saw is used for precise cuts across the grain, cutting tenon shoulders, and defining the edges of a dado. An ideal complement to the Dovetail Saw. It has 14 points per inch, filed crosscut, for cutting quickly, yet accurately and smoothly.

Why can a tenon saw only cut straight?

Its blade is usually rectangular in shape, with cutting teeth on one of the longer sides and a rib or spine on the other. Like I mentioned above, the spine makes the blade much more stiff and rigid. The added strength makes the saw perform very well on straight cuts.

Can I use a tenon saw for dovetails?

Don’t buy a ‘dovetail saw’ for your dovetails. They’re too small. Instead go with a small tenon or carcase saw. These will still cut your dead small joints but will be much, much more versatile.