Shop Skills With A Number Of Differences Between Western And Japanese Saws It Can Be Confusing When It Comes To Making A Purchase Learn Why Two Woodworkers Reach For The Saw They Do
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Hand-saw Showdown - East vs West: Western-Style Hand-Saws Photos by Dan Russell; Lead photo by Rob Brown I believe woodworkers should be encouraged to use whatever tool feels better in hand and will perform the tasks we ask them to.
Working with the same tools over a period of time brings a sense of comfort, control and most importantly, confidence.Why do I tend to use Western-style hand-saws (WSHS) in my wood shop? The truth be told, it starts with simple geography.
I'm from Nova Scotia and guess what? We didn't have any Japanese saws where I grew up.Like many woodworkers, I eventually purchased a few Japanese-style saws (JSS) through the years due to my own curiosity and as an inexpensive option when starting out in woodworking, but the truth is I barely touch them anymore.
Why? Probably because I was so used to using Western saws I seemed to naturally gravitate back to them; remember - comfort, control and confidence.This is important while you're working wood.My earliest hand-saw memories start with panel saws and from there onto back saws and a mitre box would soon follow.
These were the saws used in the wood shops I grew up in and these...