You want a crosscut saw whenever cutting across or perpendicular to the grain, such as when cutting tenon shoulders. A crosscut blade has teeth filed with alternating bevel angles so it severs rather than tears wood fibers. It tracks better and leaves a smoother finish than would a rip-cut blade used across the grain.
Our crosscut saw is an innovative blend of tradition and technology, incorporating the critical characteristics of a classic fine joinery saw but made using modern production processes and state-of-the-art materials. The saw spine is an advanced material, incorporating stainless-steel powder for weight, glass fiber for stiffness, and a polymer resin binder. The over-molded blade and stainless-steel handle-mounting bolt create a solid blade/spine/mount assembly. A single brass fastener secures the hardwood handle.
The 9 1/4" long, 0.020” thick high-carbon steel blade has 16 teeth per inch, with 0.003" of set per side. The teeth have 15° rake and bevel angles. Cut depth is about 1 9/16".
A comfortable, well-balanced saw. 14 1/4" long overall. Patented. Made in Canada.