Irwin Double Edged Pull Saw 7&17Tpi 9.5" (241mm)
More capable than it looks
Great saw. Flexible for flush trimming yet cuts fast, clean and true when used for normal cuts. Handle and blade separate making it easy to carry in a toolbox. The pulling action is very easy when you do not have the luxury of working on a bench. The only down side is the double edge blade, where the coarse toothed edge is an incongruity, and always has the potential for mishaps. Of all my tools, this is the one that has nicked me the most.
13 Feb 2014
Saw of Damocles
As a woodturner, I regularly have to finish off by turning to a small spigot and saw off my work. I usually use expensive Japanese saws but was very impressed with this saw getting close to the work without scratching and so sharp, it only took 2 pulls to go through1/4 " spigot. (Too early to give an accurate reliability rating.)
18 Oct 2012
Wouldn't be without it
Brilliant tool! Used them for years I've just bought a replacement as the old one was getting a little blunt, it's done a lot of work though!
OK, you do have to be careful because of the double edge, but touch wood I haven't done myself a mischief yet!
It makes those awkward cuts easy, even if it's difficult to hold the wood rock steady. Also great for plastic conduit, pipe and upvc cloaking etc.
The handle comes off and with the blade protectors in place it fits into even a small a toolbag a treat.
29 Jun 2012
every chippy needs one
just buy one and keep it in your tool box it will come in useful its a great saw i have done everything with mine sawing 9 x 3 joints, insulation board, dowels on staircases.
2 Oct 2010