Commissioned by Workshop Heaven and intended specifically for the cabinetmaking market, the new Pax 1776 heavy tenon saws are toothed for working in hardwoods. The blade is a full 14 inches long for smooth, flowing strokes and has a generous 3½ inch depth. The heavy, hand polished, folded brass back gives the saw its power, once the kerf is established you can allow the full weight of the saw to rest on the timber and just let it purr through the cut.
The maple handles are CNC cut, then hand carved and sanded before being finished with Danish oil, if you want to adjust the shape slightly, just re-coat with oil and the alterations will blend in invisibly. An occasional wipe over with oil will help the handle to develop an even harder surface and eventually form a beautiful rich patina.
The blades are 3½ inches deep with hand filed and correctly set teeth (please don't stone the set off, it is necessary on this type of saw to ensure a free and smooth cutting action) the teeth should be re-set every other time you sharpen the saw. 15tpi
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Just received my Fulikawa (Pro) chisels and the Pax Crosscut Tenon. Took them to the workshop, initially to unbox, but couldn't resist trying them both. Still smiling! I have Veritas, Lie Nielson (Crosscut) and Japanese saws and I can unreservedly state that the Pax maybe the best of them all.