Has anyone modified a Japanese saw to improve the grip? I normally wear
gloves with a rubber coating when sawing, otherwise the wrapping is too
slippery and my hand gets tired. It's one of the downsides of a pull
saw (and, I suppose, an occupation involving mainly typing). I recently
injured the thumb of my right hand and was having a bit of difficulty
when finishing the cut with one hand. Am thinking an added knob near
the end might help. Thoughts?
I'd try wrapping the handle with a bit of white cloth tape. (Other
colors will probably work, I keep white tape around for the top of my
hockey sticks.) If you need a knob at the end, you can wrap the tape
around several times to form the knob or twist the tape as you're
wrapping it to build up thickness faster.
I don't know if this would help, but I bought some tennis racket grip
material years ago to make the (poorly-designed) handle on a speaker
cabinet more comfortable. In the bargain, I found that it was a lot
easier to keep a firm grip on it.
Not if it fits the bill.
My light used to wander on my band saw... this tape stopped that. It was
a strong enough magnet, but since it is sliding it would not hold.
I bought extra figuring there'll be more uses.
On Monday, July 22, 2013 1:16:51 PM UTC-7, Joe Riel wrote:
The proper grip technique for a Japanese saw is with your pointing finger o
ver the top of the blade. This will reduce slipping of your grip, help with
guidance and also adds some slight down pressure farther down the blade wh
ich smooths the cutting process.
I would think you wouldn't need any additional grip assistance or you may b
e working the saw too hard.
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