December 3rd 04, 10:39 PM
"Lee Michaels" > wrote in message
> "Dally" > wrote
> > Thanks for the warning. I'll know what catalog NOT to show my husband
> > (I'm about to wade through all the tons of junk mail.) My husband has
> > some compulsion involving saws. He needs a lot of them. Saws to cut in
> > any foreseeable circumstance. We don't need any more expensive
> You heartless bitch!! :-)
> A saw freak, eh?
> I assume you mean power saws of various kinds.
> There are a lot of new, high quality hand saws out there now. Even power
> tool freaks (Normites) neeed a hand saw now and then. And the hand saw
> advocates (Neanders) are a growing market force in the woodworking
> Thus the new expanded offerings recently.
> Suggestions for a saw freak.
> I would get him a couple quality pull saws. There are small (usually
> longhandled) saws that cut on the pull stroke. Very precise and
> controllable. The Japanese are the masters of this sort of thing. Lots of
> sources for japanese woodworking tools. And the 'mericans are starting to
> make these too.
Alternatively, a proper belt saw will never fail to please. Ones with the
suction system as a separate box are particularly valued.
Then you only need a reasonable tenon saw, a really good fretsaw, and
probably a good hacksaw for metal.
> Go easy on the guy. He NEEDS his tools. It is what differentiates him
> the primates.
Probably the only reason we don't still beat our chests when we get annoyed
is because Primitive Man smacked himself in the ribs one too many times with
the latest model Black+Decker sharpened flint he just couldn't put down.