Product Reference: 05T0501
When we first saw this saw (!) we were a bit dubious but it has quickly grown on us. It is very comfortable. it is very affordable, it cuts well and can be re-sharpened. Not for the purists maybe but beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This is what those clever chaps from Veritas say about this saw....
The Veritas dovetail saw is an innovative blend of tradition and technology. It incorporates all of the critical characteristics of a classic fine joinery saw, yet is executed using modern production processes and state-of-the-art materials.
The 9-1/4" long, 0.020" thick high-carbon steel blade features 14 rip-cut teeth per inch, having 0.003" of set per side. The teeth have a rake angle of 14°, and an included angle of 60°. Depth of cut is about 1-9/16".
What really stands out is the revolutionary spine; it is injection moulded under high pressure using an advanced material, incorporating stainless-steel powder for weight, glass fibre for stiffness, and a polymer resin binder.
The blade and stainless-steel handle-mounting bolt are completely over-moulded, creating a solid one-piece blade/spine/mount assembly. A single brass fastener secures the bubinga handle, the shape of which has been derived from antique saws in the Lee Valley collection.
The saw has excellent balance, cuts easily and true, and has a comfortable pistol grip that makes the saw feel as if its an extension of your arm. Measures 14-1/4" long overall.