Anyone have any experience with these saws as sold by Woodcraft? I've got my
eye on a 26" 4.5 TPI rip saw and a 22" 12 TPI crosscut saw at steeply
discounted prices... store failure and liquidation. I'd been waiting for L-N
to get his saws to market but based on my last conversation with Tom L-N
that isn't going to happen soon due to production startup issues--handles
that meet his high standards. If the Lynx saws aren't superior tools I'd
just as soon wait for Tom L-N to get his saws to market... Any feedback is
I DO NOT have experience with the Lynx saws.
I do have experience with the L-N tenon saws and several L-N planes.
EXCELLENT tools, every one. I'll continue to bur L-N tools.
BUT, I also have expereince with a framesaw, e.g.:
The E.C.E. framesaw with the Japanese style blades is awsome. I defer
to The Master (Tage Fride), and understand why he recomends fram saws
for msot work.
Usual disclaimers apply.
On Sun, 18 Jun 2006 22:13:38 GMT, "John Grossbohlin"
I've got a couple L-N back saws, and a couple planes, and couple spoke
shaves... great tools. Issue is waiting for Tom L-N to get the panel saws to
market or snap up the Lynx saws now at a steep discount (two for far less
than the price of one L-N saw at the anticipated pricing).
I've considered them and will likely end up with one or more somewhere along
the line. ;~)
I ended up picking up the two saws... the price was too good to pass up on
hand made saws. They feel good and cut good. The only weak thing is that
they don't have those nice curly maple handles like the L-N saws... I still
need a nice 26" crosscut saw of about 6-8 TPI so one of those curly maple
beauties will find it's way into my shop yet. ;~)
On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 02:44:12 GMT, "John Grossbohlin"
If you ever get a chance, get hold of a Disston from the beginnings of
the previous century. They are out there and they are better than any
of the current crop.
The steel is immaculate and the workmanship is without compare.
You can often pick these up for pennies in the roadside venues.
I own two of the Lynx brand and half a dozen of the old Disstons.
I'd happily sell the Lynx's for a few more Disstons.
tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (real email)
I'd love to have some nice old saws... but don't have the time, or interest
in making the time, to go find them. I've got so many other things to focus
Pretty much all the nice old tools I've got (e.g., Stanley 45 plane,
Sergeant rabbet plane, socket chisels, etc.) were found in dead relative's
basements or in the basement of a house I bought. Due to attrition I'm
running out of free "good old tool" sources. I'll be tapping into the mass
market Crapsman and other low end powertools with the next round of
passings. I suppose I might find some of the current generation of good
tools (e.g., L-N) if I get friendly with the spouses of some of the older
members of my club... but that would be blatantly opportunistic... and I
don't know if I could live with myself. ;~)
Anyone have any experience with these saws as sold by Woodcraft? I've
> eye on a 26" 4.5 TPI rip saw and a 22" 12 TPI crosscut saw
> discounted prices... store failure and liquidation. I'd been waiting
> to get his saws to market but based on my last conversation with Tom
> that isn't going to happen soon due to production startup
> that meet his high standards. If the Lynx saws aren't superior tools
> just as soon wait for Tom L-N to get his saws to market... Any
Hopefully no one thinks I am being too predatory...
The Lynx are OK saws. Decent steel, not so great of handles. Certainly
cheaper than if Tom gets his panel saw to market even without the deal
you can get. I've handled his panel saw--it is nice.
As a consideration:
Take care, Mike
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