The rip tooth Roberts & Lee Dorchester 20tpi dovetail saw is designed for ripping along the grain for dovetails and other fine joints. The blade is supported by a folded brass spine, it is happiest on material up to three quarters of an inch in thickness.
Dorchester backsaws are a pleasure to work with, the teeth are set and sharpened by hand and cut smoothly with very little effort. The walnut handle is finished with Danish oil.
Backsaws use gravity and the weight of the spine to perform efficiently, they are far more accurate and easier to use if the wood is oriented and the saw kept vertical.
Blade depth: 2 inches