Take the mystery out of hand cutting dovetails with this new Saw Guide/Training Tool. Designed for woodworkers by a woodworker!
Hand-cut dovetails are not only a thing of beauty and strength, they also demonstrate the woodworker’s level of craftsmanship and expertise in their joinery and furniture. This fine joint requires accurate layout and precise sawing. With this new tool’s “positive guide slots” keeping the saw aligned perfectly, you will get excellent results in no time with MINIMUM MARKING! The tool works with saws having kerfs between .016” - .022" (.022" go - .023" no-go) They will work with any saws in the defined kerf range.
A LITTLE ABOUT SAW KERFS: The new "saw kerf norm" from many manufacturers (excluding Japanese saws) seems to be a .003" set PER SIDE, totaling .006" of set. This isn't always necessary and in some cases eliminates some very fine saws from being used with my guides. Below is a link to a Paul Seller's video showing how to easily modify the set in your saw without compromising the saw one bit! Watch an expert woodworker hone his tools! fb.watch/994tYBfHBp/
Note: After a brief search of the internet I was able to find several saws that will work well with these guides. I am not making recommendations for any saws, but the samples below offer the dimensions that suit the guides.
FYI, manufacturers may make changes to their products that could affect the fit of their saws to my guides. Please be sure to check the latest specs before you purchase any saw.
Lie-Nielsen Tapered Dovetail Saw: .015" blade plate w/.003" set per side. Total kerf = .021" ~$125.00
Traditional Mini Kataba
Traditional Mini Ryoba
Black Dozuki "Fukazawa Shuuhou
Shirai-Sangyo Ryoba Saw with White Paper Steel Blade
Build your own. Several plates available within range of the guides.
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Note: Items shipped to outside of the USA go through customs. This delays the delivery by 1 to 3 weeks.