Tool Test: New Small Backsaws from Gramercy Tools

By Christopher Schwarz
Page: 26

From the April 2006 issue #154
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Small straight-handled saws have a tarnished reputation these days. Except for the Lie-Nielsen versions, most are poorly made, sharpened and set. Like any saw, their problems can be fixed, but repair takes significant skill when dealing with such fine teeth.

Lucky for us, Gramercy Tools has introduced a new line of small saws that are well-made, hand-sharpened and properly set. Called “beading saws,” they are available in 4″, 6″ and 8″ lengths that are filed for crosscutting. The 8″ saw is also available with rip teeth, allowing it to work as a good small dovetail or tenon saw.

From the April 2006 issue #154
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