By: Rob Thomas (Mar, 2015)
I bought this kit as well as the dovetail saw kit hoping to save a few bucks and make my own saw handles. I used the template found in the booklet provided in the kit which can also be found online in the description. It is recommended to use a drill press for the location of the bolt holes but I used a brace and bit and everything turned out well enough. My only complaint about the template is that once the handle was completed it turned out to be a smidgen too small. I can still use it but I am planning on making new one that is slightly bigger. As far as the saw goes it is extremely light and cuts extremely well. I have been making a side table with a drawer with this saw and I was able to dimension the aprons and drawer parts with this saw alone (I had to use a larger rip saw to cut the legs to length). Cutting with the grain is a joy and cutting across the grain is impressive. I cant believe how fast this saw cuts and it catches me by surprise every time I use it. With a thin 0.02" thin plate is leaves a fine kerf and precision cuts are made easily with this saw. My only complaint with the saw is that there was one tooth which was over set and was getting "snagged" in the cut. I simply tapped it with a 12oz hammer on an anvil and the problem was solved. I would advise any one who is purchasing this kit or the the dovetail kit to buy the split nut driver and maybe even an extra set of saw nuts and bolt because I destroyed my saw nuts by using a homemade split nut driver by grinding a screwdriver.
I own this product.