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 .
Overall experience has been fantastic thanks to Rob’s videos and outstanding teaching style! What a fabulous resource and professional operation Rob is running!
From order to delivery everything was great especially as this item was ordered over the Christmas period and the shipping was to the UK. The fret saw itself is great quality and the hockey stick tape on the handle certainly makes a comfortable grip. The spare blades should last me a while.
Great feel in the hands truly makes the job of cutting dovetails so much easier ( the taped wrap handle is really a plus ) wonderful addition to make arsenal I recommend it
Fret Saw is an excellant value.
The saw did exactly what I wanted it to. You should buy one. RC tools and the whole RC experience should be supported in any way you can because this operation is worthy of your support.
I am very pleased with my new fret saw. I’d been suffering with a basic coping saw forever. This RC saw has made clearing dovetail material a piece of cake!