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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-20-2014, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Default I'm looking for dovetail saw recommendations

I have original incra jig that I can't get right, so i think I will go the hand sawing route.

My budget would be in the $20-$30 and I will purchase from amazon.
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Also, what do you guys recommend for a mortise guage?

Amazon has a robert larson that has 5 stars but only 2 reviews & then there is the different one from veritas like the japenese style or are they all about the same
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I have a Crown Gent's saw that I bought years ago that worked well once I resharpened it and re-set it. The kerf was way too wide and it wasn't sharp at all when I bought it. It sat around for years until I decided to see if I could get it to cut well. Once I put a little effort into it the saw wasn't too bad.

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went with Veritas..
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went with Veritas..
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What are the pros & cons of gents saws compared to a ryoba or dozuki saws?
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I have the Veritas DT saw, and really like it, and is comparable to Lie-Nielsen's older DT saw. LN came up with a line of tapered blade saws (not to be confused with their progressive pitch saws). I bought their crosscut saw, which is a very nice, but I also tried out the new DT saw, and was amazed at the difference. They definitely made it worth the extra $50 over the Veritas.

Trevor: For the price point you are looking at, I would look at some of the Dozuki & Ryoba saws that are out there. You can get a saw that cuts well with a very thin kerf.

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I went ahead and ordered that system with the saw, thanks for the suggestion.
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