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English Hand Tools with Jim Hendricks


Two Ripping Saws by Jim Hendricks

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Ripping with a Japanese 300 rip saw.

After kerfing with the LUBAN 043 mini plough plane, I ripped the board down the centre, this time with a Japanese 300mm rip saw.

The Luban 043 cutting a kerf on all edges.

Ripping - again using the "long cut roll over short cut repeat" technique.

Following the guide kerf on the near side.

Rock back cut...

Roll over cut... those huge rip teeth are fast!

...very little cleanup needed!

As can be seen, this is a lethal weapon and made short work of the job...and highly accurately.

So... which saw is "best"?

If I had to choose one, it would be the framesaw which I personally find a joy to use but again... it's more expensive and complex, and takes up much more storage space. Both do a grand job... and both were made far easier to use by introducing a guiding kerf.

Jim Hendricks
My blog: KT Tools
Sevenoaks, Kent

April, 2017


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