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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Hand Tools => Topic started by: ear3 on May 08, 2017, 01:12 PM

Title: Question about tapered handsaws
Post by: ear3 on May 08, 2017, 01:12 PM
I understand the supposed advantage of not sawing past the cut line in the front claimed for tapered saws, but when I was looking at the comparative specs, for example, of the LN regular vs. tapered saws, I noticed that the saw plate for their tapered saws is thinner.  Is there a reason why they do a thinner blade on the tapered versions, and I'm wondering whether this compromises cut straightness at all?
Title: Re: Question about tapered handsaws
Post by: ear3 on May 09, 2017, 09:55 AM
Actually, there's a helpful video produced by LN on the subject that answers my question:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Te3VuCoTLvE