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4 out of 5 Carcass Saw Testers Surveyed Recommend Gramercy Tools Carcass Saws

08/18/2009 To Their Readers Who Use Carcass Saws

4 out of 5 Carcass Saw Testers Surveyed Recommend Gramercy Tools Carcass Saws 4
We kid you not!


Thanks very much to Woodworking Magazine for their review of Premium Carcase Saws in the Autumn 2009 issue. They reviewed the crosscut carcase saws only. We had some stiff competition, but the bottom line is that the testers compared saws from Gramercy Tools, Wenzloff and Son, Lie-Nielson, Eccentric Saw, and Adria. Four of the five testers said they would rather buy the Gramercy Tools carcase saw. The fifth tester preferred the Eccentric Saw (which is also much more expensive than our saw). This gives us, as the magazine says, the label of: "Highly Recommended."

In a field of really tough competition it's great to see that the overwhelming preference for our saws, even though as you read the article you can see, all the saws did well, ours just was the preference- my guess is for a whole bunch of subtle features that added up in a good way.

You can learn more (and place and order) about our carcase saws here. Our saws are also available as kits where you make the handle and we supply a sharp blade and all the metal parts.
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08/19/2009 Sean
I have both the rip and the crosscut (along with the DT I made from the kit). All are terrific! I was not surprised at all in the results published in this article. While your saws have a number of great features (that make a whole greater than their sum), I think the thin plates are really key. Great work. Well deserved accolades.
08/26/2009 Tim
Joel,

I have a LOT of saws, oldies and new, all sizes and types, including all of the
Wenzloff saws sold by LV and most of the ones sold by TBT. I have a basis for
comparison. The Gramercy carcase saw is absolutely top-notch, and one of my
favorite saws regardless of type. The Gramercy dovetail saw is also an
outstanding tool, my hands-down favorite on small stock or difficult woods.
Thanks for bringing these outstanding tools to the market, and congratulations
for the well-deserved press.
08/27/2009 Chris
There's an update on the Woodworking blog. Ed Paik gave them a revised saw with a modified handle and the comments were much more favourable. (He's a custom maker, this type of treatment isn't unusual.)

Full disclosure, I own tools from both Grammercy and Medallion Toolworks.
I read the blog entry and it's good to see a custom sawmaker actually doing custom work for the additional cost of a custom saw (otherwise what is the point of a custom saw). Realize however that we produce a less expensive stock saw that even with this do-over by a competitor still has the largest number of votes. And we are pretty proud of that.
If you want a custom Gramercy saw - get the kit - same blade and lots of people are saving tons of money making our saw kits and having lots of fun at the same time.
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