Weighing just under 1 1/2 lb with 16" blades, these are the largest saws in the Veritas line. Available in 9 tpi rip or 12 tpi crosscut patterns, the blades are made from 0.024" thick high-carbon steel with 0.003" of set per side and a cut depth of nearly 4".
The ripping saw teeth have a 14° rake angle; teeth on the crosscut saw have a 15° rake and have been filed with alternating 15° bevels so they sever wood fibers rather than tear them.
Each saw is well balanced, with a spine molded from a mixture of stainless-steel powder for weight, glass fiber for stiffness and a polymer resin binder. The closed handle is configured for exceptional control for a saw of this size and weight, with a hardwood grip secured by a stainless-steel bolt and brass nut.
The blade and handle-mounting bolt are molded into the spine, creating a solid blade/spine/mount assembly.
Made in Canada.