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tenon saw

tenon saw
Hand-made tenon saw by Adria Tools
The commonest type of back saw. The tenon saw is a midsized saw that gets its name from its use in cutting tenons for mortise and tenon joinery. Like all back saws it has a stiffening cap over the top edge of the blade, which prevents flexing of the blade and provides good control when cutting.

Tenon saws are available with rip-filed teeth for rip cutting and cross-cut for cutting across the grain. The teeth are quite fine – 13 teeth per inch (tpi) being typical.

To use a tenon saw properly, the index finger is placed along the side to steady the tool.

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