Rob Cosman's Hand Saw Set: Rip & Crosscut
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. The rip saw is filed rip cut at 7 teeth per inch (TPI). The crosscut saw is filed crosscut at 9 teeth per inch. Each saw has a minimal .003 inch set per side. This makes for a highly consistent and sharp tooth lines that slices cleanly and precisely across the grain (crosscut) and with the grain (rip) 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 of each saw (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), each saw.
Saw Plate Made from .035 thick, SK85 spring steel.
Crosscut Tooth Geometry. Filed crosscut at 9 teeth per inch (TPI). Rake angle = 15 degrees. Fleam angle = 30 degrees.
Rip 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.