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Rob Cosman's Tenon Saw: Large Size

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Customer Reviews

Every hand-tool woodworker needs a minimum of three backsaws: Dovetail, Tenon, and Crosscut Saws. I design and manufacture two Tenon Saws to meet this requirement: my Large and Medium Tenon Saws. 

My Large Tenon Saw is built for the professional or advanced hobbyist woodworker.  Its size and weight provides you the capability to cut even the largest tenons, however; it requires that you have already mastered the skills to control the saw. My Medium Tenon Saw is built for the hobby woodworker and is specifically designed to make learning how to cut tenons easy.

Both of my tenon saws are heavier than most providing you with better saw balance and reduced vibration. The weight, combined with the pistol grip style handle, trains you to make straight, perpendicular cuts. The relaxed cutting angle of the small front teeth starts the cut with ease and the diamond-saw formed teeth slice straight through the wood giving you a ready-to-joint surface.

This saw is designed for the professional or advanced hobbyist woodworker.  Its size and weight provides you the capability to cut even the largest tenons, however; it requires that you have already mastered the skills to control the saw. The 20 TPI teeth with a relaxed cutting angle on the first two inches of the blade makes for easy saw starts, 12 TPI teeth on the rest of the saw quickly and efficiently makes precise cuts in the densest hardwoods. 2-3/4" depth of blade allows you to handle very large tenon cuts. and the.025" thick blade; provides the stiffness needed in a large saw.

Product Details:

  • Size. Overall length (Toe to handle tip): 17 inches.  Blade length (Toe to heal): 12 inches.  Depth of blade under the back: 2-3/4 inches.

  • Weight: 22-24 ounces. 

  • Blade:  Made from .025 thick, spring steel.

  • Tooth Geometry: First 2" are filed rip at 22 TPI with a negative 25 degree rake. The remaining teeth are filed rip at 12 teeth per inch (TPI) and a negative 17 degree rake.

  • Set: Unlike most saw manufacturers who stamp out their saw teeth, leaving "dimples" in the blade, we individually cut out each of our saw teeth with diamond impregnated saws.  This allows us to maintain a very slight set of only .002 inch (per side), since we don't introduce that "dimple" onto the blade.  This slight set produces a narrow .029 inch kerf that eliminates slop allowing the saw blade to accurately track in the saw kerf resulting in dead straight saw cuts with smooth ready to glue surfaces.

  • Brass Back: 1/4″ thick x 1″ wide brass back is secured to the blade with peened and flushed copper pins.  Not only does the brass look wonderful but it imparts extra weight to the saw, as compared to our competitors saws, that provides you a better balanced saw, allows the saw to do the cutting work, and helps you "feel" perpendicular.

  • Handle: Each of our "pistol grip" handles have memory enhancing carved finger recesses for a perfect and comfortable fit. A pair of brass split nuts secures the handle to the blade and the brass back. Our handles are made from Richlite an incredibly durable, sustainable, and versatile material made from High-grade FSC-certified paper infused with a thermosetting resin.  

  • Handle Size & Determining your Size: Our handles come in two sizes: Regular and Large.  Please refer to the picture above showing how to measure your hand and determine what size handle is correct for you size hand.

Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Daniel Bradley
You get what you pay for.

I have purchased many hand tools, a work bench and multiple accessories from RC. This Large Tenon Saw is exactly what I expected. It was purchased to cut large Japanese Joinery with and performs perfectly. As I have stated before, " You can't make chicken salad, with chicken crap",

Tom Milholland
Quality Tools

Top quality and super saw as are all of the Cosman saws. Essential tool for tenons.

It cuts wood well

I have cut a few boards with it, and it seems fine.
Rob, your software asks for a review a day or two after the package has been delivered. This generates the useless and annoying reviews (such as this one) that say “ I unwrapped it. It looks like it should work.” If you want useful reviews, wait for 6 months or a year before asking. Then users will be able to address issues such as “how well does it hold an edge?”, “does it continue to cut straight after much use?”, “does the handle rub your skin painfully?”, “do you still use it or have you returned to an older tool or gone on to something else?” I feel that you make great tools, and would benefit from considered and detailed reviews. You should be confident of receiving them, if you don’t ask too soon.
(I always distrust vendors who demand , often repeatedly, reviews of things that have barely arrived. I suspect they have realistic fears of reviews such “it broke three days after the 30 day no-questions-asked return period was up” sort.)
I recommend fixing your software, or getting the service you use to change its wait time, or finding a service that will do so.

David Fletcher
Large Tenon Saw Review

Beautiful tool!! Can’t really decide whether to carry on using it of show it off on the mantlepiece!!

great saw

It was an awesome saw. It was stolen from me.. made me cry when I discovered the loss. But I will get a replacement when I can afford it. A sad world.. but an awesome saw - well worth buying again.