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.
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.