Tool Test: Glen-Drake Dovetail Saw

By Robert W. Lang
Page: 18

From the November 2010 issue # 186
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Most boutique toolmakers offer nicely made renditions of traditional forms. Kevin Drake builds tools of excellent quality, but he takes tool design one step further, going back to basic principles to make tools that fit the hand and are easier to use. The result might look unusual, but he always has a good reason.

Despite the resemblance to a Japanese Dozuki, this new dovetail saw is Western style – it’s pushed, not pulled. The turned handle allows the user to adopt the same grip whether cutting vertically or at an angle. The position of the saw changes; the position of the user’s hand stays the same. If you’re just learning how to saw by hand or have wrist problems, you’ll appreciate this feature.


From the November 2010 issue # 186
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