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Rob Cosman's Professional Joinery Crosscut Saw (Bone Handle)

Rob Cosman's Professional Joinery Crosscut Saw
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Rob Cosman's Professional Joinery Crosscut Saw (Bone Handle)

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Every hand-tool woodworker needs a minimum of three backsaws: Dovetail, Tenon, and Crosscut Saws. I designed and manufacture two different professional Crosscut Saws: my Joinery Crosscut and my Bench Crosscut to meet this requirement. 

Both of my crosscut saws are specialized for crosscutting applications.  My Joinery Crosscut Saw is designed for making finished, ready-to-glue joinery cuts.  My Bench Crosscut Saw is designed for general crosscutting tasks.

I designed my Joinery Crosscut Saw with a thin .020 inch blade,  fine 15 tpi teeth filed crosscut, and a minimal .002 inch set per side.  The teeth, formed with a diamond-saw, slice cleanly and precisely through cross-grain wood fibers.  

The minimal set creates a small kerf that guides the saw straight in the crosscut while the shallow 1-5/8 inch depth of blade  (tooth-line to brass back) helps with stability while sawing to a line. The pistol grip handle conforms to your hand for a perfect, repeatable fit every time. 

Both of my saws are specialized for crosscutting applications. The teeth, formed with a diamond-saw, slice cleanly and precisely through cross-grain wood fibers.  The minimal set creates a small kerf that guides the saw straight in the crosscut. The shallow depth of blade  (tooth-line to brass back) helps stability while sawing to a line. The pistol grip handle conforms to your hand for a perfect, repeatable fit every time.

We offer limited edition saws with handles made from a variety of unique species of select woods.  

Product Details:

  • Size: Overall length (Toe to handle tip): 15-1/8 inches.  Blade length (Toe to heal): 10 inches.  Depth of blade under the back: 1-5/8 inches.

  • Weight: 18-20 ounces. 

  • Blade: Made from .020" thick, spring steel.

  • Tooth Geometry: Filed crosscut at 15 teeth per inch (TPI) and a 0 degree tooth rake.

  • Set: Unlike most saw manufacturers who stamp out their saw teeth, leaving "dimples" in the blade, we individually cut out each of our saw teeth with a diamond saw.  This allows us to maintain a very slight set of only .002 inch (per side), since we don't introduce that "dimple" onto the blade.  This slight set produces a narrow .024 inch kerf that eliminates slop allowing the saw blade to accurately track in the saw kerf resulting in dead straight saw cuts with smooth ready to glue surfaces.

  • Brass Back: The brass back is 1/4″ thick x 7/8″ wide and is secured to the blade with peened and flushed copper pins.  Not only does the brass look wonderful  it imparts extra weight to the saw providing you a better balanced saw.  This enables  the saw to do the cutting work and helps you "feel" perpendicular.

  • Handle: Each of our "pistol grip" handles have memory enhancing carved finger recesses for a perfect and comfortable fit. A pair of brass split nuts secures the handle to the blade and the brass back.  Our crosscut saw handles are made of ebony Swanstone, a resin-composite material reinforced with glass for durability.  

  • 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.

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