At our ideal hardware store you can buy a trustworthy tool, a do-all that is built for general performance, but performance nonetheless. The Brooklyn Tool and Craft Hardware Store Saw sets the standard for that ideal. Overbuilt for functionality, handsome but not over-stylized, hangs on the pegboard, and boy can it saw.
The blade is made of 1095 spring steel, tempered for resilient flexibility and long-lasting sharpness. The teeth are set and filed to a middle ground between cross cut and rip cut teeth, and separated by raker teeth. This makes the Hardware Store Saw excellent for either a rip or a cross cut, and makes it very efficient at clearing out sawdust for speedy cutting in either hardwood or softwood. The handle is hickory, with classic facets and softened edges for comfort. The handle is fastened to the blade with none other than the Gramercy Carbon Steel Split Nuts.
Now to the features: the faces of the blade have been acid-etched with the information we like to have on hand. And because it’s a true acid etch, it will never wear off with normal use. Along the spine are two rulers - imperial on the port side, metric to starboard. And if you’re looking for a precise conversion between the two scales, there's a full conversion table under the metric ruler, from fraction inches to decimal inches to mm, in 1/64” steps.
If you’re in need of greater precision than the rulers offer, there is a diagonal scale on either side, for setting dividers to precise distances down to 0.01” or 0.1 mm. Find the intersection of the lines corresponding to the tenths and hundredths place, set one leg of the divider there, then extend the other leg down the line to the single digit you’re looking for. No calculation necessary, just one-and-done accuracy.
Featuring a handle square you can actually trust! Precision-trued by hand here in the shop, the spine of every Hardware Store Saw is diamond-lapped until it hits 90 deg. dead-on. Hold the blade flat on your lumber, register the front face of the handle against the lumber edge, and scribe along the spine. You can also mark other angles with the sighting holes located at 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, and 75°. We’ve even included angle markers for your dovetail layout, with the option of either a 6:1 or 8:1 ratio.
The BT&C Hardware Store Saws are finished in-house at our Brooklyn machine shop, and delivered sharp & ready to saw. The saws are packaged in a presentation-style box, replete with our signature retro instructional graphics and worthy of gifting as-is.
Made entirely in the USA.