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Fret Saw

Original price $81.00 - Original price $81.00
Original price
$81.00
$81.00 - $81.00
Current price $81.00
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Customer Reviews

I prefer sawing most of my dovetail waste out with a fret saw instead of chopping it out with a chisel.  Sawing takes less effort and is easier to control.  My fret saw features;

  • Pinned handle to prevent separation

  • Handle taped like a hockey stick for better grip and control

  • Frame is stiff and top mounted wing nut allows tightening blade to resist bowing

  • Light and with just a 3" depth of throat it is balanced

  • Quick twist of the blade at clamping points eliminates throat capacity restrictions.

  • Accepts 5 inch blades.  I highly recommend using our five inch, 12.5 tpi skip tooth blades with this saw.  

  • Skip tooth blades cut faster, especially in hard woods.

  • Includes a package of 12 blades.

Size: Overall length (maximum extension: 12 1/2 inches; (minimum extension) 8 inches.  Maximum frame opening: 6 Inches.  Depth of throat: 3 inches.

Height: 4 1/2 inches.

Weight: 160 grams.

Frame: Made from forged steel construction for exceptional performance and durability features.

Handle:  Wooden 4 inch long, wrapped in hockey grip tape.

Blade:  Length: 5 inches.  Width = 0.038 inches, Thickness = .016 inches,  Teeth Per Inch (TPI) = 12.5 .

Customer Reviews

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Ed Devlin
Fret Saw

Works great, much better than the coping saw that I was using before,

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Brad E. Oren, MD
Much better than coping saw or other fret saws

As I was working on the Cosman dovetail method with an old coping saw, I knew I needed something better. The Cosman fret saw is worth every dime of US$60. The blades attach differently than most coping saws- the blades are tiny, allowing them to cut within the dovetail easily and cleanly, making chisel clean up much easier. They attach by pressure from a turn screw only- no tab to lock in. But, they stay in the saw through vigorous cutting. As he suggests, use a chisel ground to 17 degrees for clean up of base of dovetail. It comes with a hockey tape grip, which also works wonders for slippery handled tools, so be prepared to buy a couple rolls of that from him too! We poor Americans don’t have lakes that freeze any more, so far less hockey here! You’ve got lots of wood- get the saw and start making proper hand cut dovetails to joint it!

T
Thad

The bee’s knees! Delivers as promised, thank you.

M
Martin Davidson
Terrific addition

Easy to set up, tension and handle

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Alan Peek
Fret Saw

The saw arrived in good time and condition. Have only done a couple of test cuts, due to other commitments, but feels good in the hand and cuts as expected. I highly recommend this fret saw.