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Starting from nothing, what is your priority list for saws?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by d000hg, 16 Apr 2020.

  1. bobasd

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    JohnD,
    With respect for some of your well informed posts but you are a DIY'er & I specifically gave a context of my "working life in the trades".
     
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  3. JobAndKnock

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    I have to admit, Bob, that the description "panel saw" probably fell out of favour by the 1970s with the widespread adoption of modern hardpoint tooth saws and that my last panel saw was a 1 tonne Altendorf F45.

    I was the youngest in our shop by quite a margin and some of the older guys used to describe tools in very old ways or used tools no longer seen, e.g turnscrew (cabinet screwdriver), rampin, nail set (nail punch), pig sticker (heavy oval bolstered mortise chisel), dooking chisel (plugging chisel), egg beater (mechanical hand drill), bitdcage maker's awl, etc which have lived on in my own usages at times but are sometimes a mystery to my (younger) colleagues
     
  4. Burnerman

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    The only man made material we were allowed to use was stout heart.....if I remember it was laminate with a single solid core.
    I’ve no idea if it is still available but it was good for use with cabinet backs and drawer bottoms - as well as that dark panelling popular many years ago. Hence the name panel saw - but all are similar apart from the tpi, set and blade width.
    In the same mode, tenon and dovetail saws are both back saws although the dovetail often had an open handle.
    John :)
     
  5. Ryler

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    Is that an old model?
    Did you sell it?
    How much is it worth?
     
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    It was a 3.2 metre Elmo, late 1990s style. We packed up the shop side of our business 10 years ago, so I doubt that any other details are relevant.
     
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  8. Ryler

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    It would have beaten the hand saw anyway.:mrgreen:
     
  9. Caddy

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    I've found a cordless circular one of my most used tools. Pair it with a roofing square as a guide and you can rattle off loads of accurate cuts.

    Also this maybe a time to pick a cordless system. I have dewalt only cause I got an absolute bargain a few years back. Now the ryobi system looks versatile and a good value system.

    Honestly moving away from corded tools (with a few exceptions) is the best thing I ever did. You could run 10 tools of 4 batteries.

    Oh and dont forget an oscillating tool. That thing will save your life one day! It can do jobs no other tool can do and you'll use it more that you think now.

    Hope this helps!
     
  10. mattylad

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    The saw I use is generally the one that I can find.
     
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