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 saws are 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.
Each blade is 9 1/4" long and 0.020" thick, with a cut depth of about 1 9/16". The teeth are set at 0.003" per side and are filed with a 15° rake and a 60° included angle. They also have alternating 15° bevels that act as small knives to sever wood fibers. This blade geometry provides a fluid starting cut, followed by a smooth and accurate final cut, with almost no tear-out. The open-grip hardwood handle is comfortable in any hand, even small ones. 14 1/4" long overall.
Optimized for material 1/2" and thinner, the 22 tpi saw is designed for fine joinery projects. The 16tpi saw is intended for material 3/4" to 1 1/2" thick.Patented. Made in Canada.