Rob Cosman's Hand Saw: Rip Cut
Designed specifically to cut dry, furniture-grade, soft and hardwoods, our hand saws are made from hefty .035 inch thick, durable SK85 spring steel that has a Rockwell hardness between 55-60. The thick saw plate makes our hand saws quite stiff which provides for easy and kink-free sawing and the steel retains its edge longer than other varieties, but still easily hand sharpened.
The teeth are cut using a CNC diamond saw, filed rip with 7 teeth per inch (TPI), and have a minimal .003 inch set per side. This makes for a highly consistent and sharp tooth line that slices cleanly and precisely through long-grain wood fibers while the minimal set keeps the saw laser straight in the cut.
Our closed handle design harkens back to the Disston D-7 saws of yesteryear, but with our own unique modifications. Our handles have memory enhancing carved finger recesses for a perfect and repeatable fit.
Four brass split nuts and bolts secure the handle to the blade at a hang angle of 16 degrees which keeps your wrist aligned with your forearm for better and more comfortable body mechanics while sawing. We make our handles from ebony Swanstone, a resin-composite material reinforced for durability and weight.
Size. Overall length (toe to handle horn tip): 26-1/4 inches. Blade length (toe to heel): 22-3/16 inches.
Saw Plate Depth: 2-1/4 inches at the toe skewing to 5-1/4 inches at the heel.
Weight: 750 grams (26.5 oz).
Saw Plate Made from .035 thick, SK85 spring steel.
Tooth Geometry. Filed rip cut at 7 teeth per inch (TPI). Rake angle = 5 degrees. Fleam angle = 0 degrees.
Set. Minimal set of .003 inch each side of the saw plate which produces a .041 inch wide saw kerf.
Handle. Closed handle with finger recesses. Made from ebony Swanstone, a resin-composite material reinforced for durability.
- Hang Angle: 16 degrees.
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.