I prefer sawing most of my dovetail waste out with a fret saw instead of chopping it out with a chisel. Sawing takes less effort and is easier to control. My fret saw features;
Pinned handle to prevent separation
Handle taped like a hockey stick for better grip and control
Frame is stiff and top mounted wing nut allows tightening blade to resist bowing
Light and with just a 3" depth of throat it is balanced
Quick twist of the blade at clamping points eliminates throat capacity restrictions.
Accepts 5 inch blades. I highly recommend using our five inch, 12.5 tpi skip tooth blades with this saw.
Skip tooth blades cut faster, especially in hard woods.
- Includes a package of 12 blades.
Size: Overall length (maximum extension: 12 1/2 inches; (minimum extension) 8 inches. Maximum frame opening: 6 Inches. Depth of throat: 3 inches.
Height: 4 1/2 inches.
Weight: 160 grams.
Frame: Made from forged steel construction for exceptional performance and durability features.
Handle: Wooden 4 inch long, wrapped in hockey grip tape.
Blade: Length: 5 inches. Width = 0.038 inches, Thickness = .016 inches, Teeth Per Inch (TPI) = 12.5 .