Dorchester

Dorchester

The E T Roberts and Lee 'Dorchester' range of professional quality Sheffield-made saws are ideally suited to fine work.

In the best Victorian traditions, Dorchester saws incorporate distinctive handcrafted walnut handles, extravagant blade etchings and hand filed and set teeth.

The handsaws sport a breasted toothline and the folded brass backs of the tenon and dovetail saws are individually polished. An occasional touch up with the appropriate saw file and these excellent saws will deliver a lifetime of service.

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  1. Dorchester 10" 20tpi Open Handle Dovetail Saw (crosscut)

    £150.00
    This 20tpi Roberts & Lee Dorchester dovetail saw is toothed for crosscutting but makes a very smooth starting and accurate saw for dovetails, is handy for tenon shoulders, lap joints and trimming small components to length. The blade is supported by a folded brass spine, it is happiest on material up to three quarters of an inch in thickness. ...
  2. Dorchester 10" 20tpi Open Handle Dovetail Saw (rip)

    £150.00
    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. ...
  3. Dorchester 12" 13tpi Tenon Saw Cross Cut

    £111.90

    Roberts & Lee Dorchester backsaws are a pleasure to work with, the teeth are set and sharpened by hand and cut smoothly with very little effort. This is a new and improved 2017 version with a walnut handle finished with Danish oil.

    This 13tpi tenon saw is filed for cross cutting, however if you do have to dovetail thicker boards for chests, benches or tables it's nice to be able to bring out something with a bit more power tha...

  4. Dorchester 14" 13tpi Tenon Saw Rip

    £117.50
    Roberts & Lee Dorchester backsaws are a pleasure to work with, the teeth are set and sharpened by hand and cut smoothly with very little effort. This is a new and improved 2017 version with a walnut handle finished with Danish oil.

    This 13tpi saw is designed for ripping along the grain to cut the cheeks of tenons and bridle joints. If you do have to dovetail thicker boards for chests, benches or tables it's nice to be able to bring ou...
  5. Dorchester 14" 13tpi Tenon Saw Cross Cut

    £117.50

    Roberts & Lee 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.

    This 13tpi tenon saw is filed for cross cutting, however if you do have to dovetail thicker boards for chests, benches or tables it's nice to be able to bring out something with a bit more power than a fine delicate dovetail saw. The 14" ...

  6. Dorchester 22" 10tpi Panel Saw Cross Cut

    £115.50

    Roberts & Lee Dorchester panel saws are taper ground, with a breasted toothline and precisely set and sharpened by hand to ensure the best possible cut without binding. The walnut handle has a hand wiped Danish oil finish.

    This 10tpi panel saw is filed for cross cutting.  It gives a finer finish than the loarger toothed handsaws and is designed to cut across the grain.

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