Tool Test: Gramercy Tools Bowsaw Gets All the Details Right

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 32

From the December 2006 issue #159
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As a devoted band saw user, I’ve always resisted the bowsaw, which was used by early American and English woodworkers to cut curves. My problem with the modern manufactured bowsaws was that they were difficult to steer, they cut slowly and were unbalanced.

The new 12″ bowsaw from Gramercy Tools, however, is another animal entirely. The first time I used it was like the first time I used a premium handplane – it was an almost religious experience. Thanks to the saw’s sharp and narrow blade, its featherweight frame and its remarkable balance, the saw absolutely flies through your work, tracks a line and is so balanced that you use it one-handed.

From the December 2006 issue #159
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