Does anybody have any experience with the Freud 8" Dovetail Saw?
Don't know about 8" dovetail saw. Do you mean 8" box joint blade?
Jerry, i didn't know Freud made hand saws until I saw one on Craigslist Boston. They also make a larger 12" Freud Brass back dovetail saw, Gents saw, and several conventional cross and rip saws.
I have always has fine experiences with their tools, blades, bits, and vacumes.
Did a Google and there they are. Perhaps Charles M. will catch this thread and give us some info.
All of our saws were made in England. They are now discontinued but still available through some of our dealers. Let me know if I can answer any questions.
I bought one a number of years ago and it was a pretty decent low cost saw, albeit with a rather bulky and boxy handle. IIRC it was 20 pt. with a saw plate thickness not much more than LN or Adria.
After "X" number of year it needed resharpening and as I was in the York, PA area, I stopped at Steve Cooke's place of business. Steve said he wouldn't resharpen at 20 pt. (can't remember why), so I had him retooth the saw to a 14 pt. rip pattern and it made a very nice saw. I also made a new handle for it in the style of an Adria that I also have. Long story short, the Freud with a new handle and at 14 pt. is now a very nice saw! With the original cost plus the retoothing, I probably don't have much more than $45 or $50 in it, not counting my time or the piece of scrap cherry I used for the handle. In its stock form, 20pt. was a bit too fine for my liking.
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