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English Hand Tools with Jim Hendricks


 
 

Luban 043: Plough Plane & Kerfing Saw by Jim Hendricks

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The first test was with the kerfing saw attached. It will go either way, push or pull but I set it to push cut this time.

 

 

Initial Review and Testing

For this test I used (as always) the lowest quality of wood from a rough pallet, whose DNA appears closer to cheese than wood! It's all too easy to use a nice tame sample species. This breed leaves no prisoners, needing sharp edges to give good results without turning into string!

The first test was with the kerfing saw attached. It will go either way, push or pull but I set it to push cut this time. The blade starts easily even on the very difficult end grain.

The cuts leave a clean, slightly wide kerf compared to my larger "Fidgen" version which has a thin kerf Japanese blade. This would be perfect for guiding a Western rip saw but was a tiny bit oversized for my Japanese saws.

Subsequent ripping was a breeze using my superb Japanese 300 rip "Jaws III" and took no time at all. So confident was I that after a few checks I stopped looking to see if it was tracking.

Initial test to cut off a thin plate from the test stock.

Fence tracking was precise.


 

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